We're just coming off a horrible pool week and I've spent an inordinate amount of time in these forums, solving problems, so first of all THANK YOU for the invaluable advice I've received here and in Pool School.
Water is finally clearing and things are mostly under control, so now I'm just reading up on things to further educate myself in hopes of avoiding future problems (ha!). I came across the "adding DE to sand filter" and understand the process, my question is if there are any drawbacks to doing this. We had to replace all the sand in the filter this week and I don't want to do anything to inhibit the regular workings, if adding DE will enhance and add to the longevity of my sand filter I'll do it, just curious if the benefits are worth any known drawbacks.
Any other advice on sand filters? For some reason ours quit working after only 4 years, the sand was packed and gross, seemed too early for that to happen but it's working and clearing our (previously dirty green now just cloudy) water well.