We bought our house at foreclosure, and inherited a swamp, er, I mean pool.
Once we evicted the frogs and had a new vinyl liner installed it was time to close the pool.
Now I've never owned a pool before, so we added a pile of chemicals recommended by our local pool store, and covered it.
Our pool is about 32000 gallons, in ground, with a Heywood DE filter and 1 hp pump.
So, we open the pool recently, and it's green, and cloudy and icky.
After discovering the BBB method we've got the pool balanced, at FC of 4, Ph of 7.2, TA of 80
However the pool is still cloudy, but it's now a lovely blue color.
Here's our problem:
We run the pump/filter alot! We've followed the directions on the filter we got from the Heywood website.
We started the season off by opening up the filter and cleaning it completely. We then coated it and too the pressure reading of 10psi. About an hour later it had increased to 20. We bumped it, and it ran well for about 15 minutes and then the water flow becomes a trickle, no suction, no good outflow. So, we backwashed it and re-filled. The same thing happened again. We've repeated this fun every other day since we opened the pump 2 weeks ago. We've gone through numerous boxes of DE and it's starting to get very expensive.
I'm not sure what we can do to make it better, or if we just have to keep running DE through the system.
We're seriously considering trying a cartridge filter, even though every person we've talked to has said that it's the worst idea ever.
Any suggestions, comments or thoughts would be welcome.