When the FC starts to hold, or does hold you officially have the leg up on the algae. It shifts from a chemistry fight, to a filtering fight. It’s no longer growing (or exponentially at least), but it still needs to come out. Getting it out takes time, and drives everybody nuts after having visual progress all but come to a stand still.
Without the feel good progress we lose a lot of fighters. Do not slack or you are right back where you started. Brush and vac with whichever head works best. You’d think that one would be better for all but the 3 heads (you have 2) respond differently for everyone.
This is where the pool owner patience comes in. Babysit the filter and keep that FC on target. The military has surely taught you to hurry up and wait so you are well equipped for the struggle.
So I’ve maintained a FC reading of 20 all day. I added a bit of DE in reference with the forum. The pressure went up to 23 and I’m going to backwash and repeat. Is it safe to add some before night time in case the pressure gets too high over night? I don’t want my filter to explode or anything
Morning check, FC holding at 20. Pool still looks light blue in the shallow end and sea foam green in the deep end. I added some de, brushed. And will check in 45 minutes to backwash and replace de. Guess this is the name of the game for the next few days. On the bright side, I actually can begin to make out my brush at the bottom of the shallow end. Could’ve swore I even caught a glimpse or two of the liner while brushing
So normally my psi floats at around 10-12. Today, it’s dropping down to 0 almost and then fluctuating back up. Any idea wha the issue could be? My skimmer flap closest to the filter/pump is always in the up position. Shouldn’t it be down? I’ve never really thought about it until now
First one is the skimmer furthest away from pool pump. Second is the one closest to pool pump/deep end skimmer. I popped it down and have ran a water house to it until I figure out the issue so it doesn’t get air in system. So far the psi is normal.
FC is holding pretty well. I lost about 1 a day now. Attached are updates for today. It’s getting a lot better. It’s hard to see in the pics but, vinyl liner is showing on shallow end. I can see the dip on the deep end