You MAY not have to wait that long....I was off to a good start here, but now the filter pressure just went up from 14 to 17 less than 2 hours after putting in a chemically cleaned set of DE grids and having cleaned out the filter tank, pump strainer, etc...the usual thing I do every time I have to change the DE. If this season turns into another of those DE changes every 5-6 days...then it's time to dump the water and start over...with chlorine.We have an in-house pool on when you will actually change over to chlorine... I bet $5 bucks on 2036... Please let us know when it happens as I'd like to collect my winnings..
Ya know Anthony……. I don’t believe I have ever rooted so hardly for somebody to fail, just so I could root for them to succeed after it.. If this season turns into another of those DE changes every 5-6 days...then it's time to dump the water and start over...with chlorine
So I’m thinking you wouldn’t object to me adding some Floc to the pool and running the vacuume?Ya know Anthony……. I don’t believe I have ever rooted so hardly for somebody to fail, just so I could root for them to succeed after it.
I mean this in the kindest, your best interests at heart kind of way.
Yeah...you're right, but I think I also mentioned at the end of the summer about trying the Baquacil Line Clean as a maintenance product - getting rid of the Aqua Finesse tablets (already sold all of them) and see what happens. That's about where I am now. So far, still getting the frequent filter pressure increase but it's too soon to make a determination since we've had so much rain - a few really heavy storms that blew lots of debris in the pool. Next few weeks should tell the story though. It's not so much a case of 'being pretty up for it' but rather having little other recourse. The actual conversion process surely wouldn't be something I'd look forward to since it sounds like a heck of a lot of work until the water actually clears and all the baqua goo out. Another issue is that my filter doesn't have any sort of vacuum to waste feature - so I'm sure that would be a detriment. If my water stays clear, and the filter needs to be done approximately once a week, that amounts to doing it roughly 16 times during a season. Each time (unless the DE grids are really bad), it takes roughly about an hour from start to finish. 16 hours divided by the 16-week swimming season comes out to an hour a week - which really doesn't seem unreasonable IF there are no other issues AND the water is clear and doesn't present other problems (like being cloudy, presence of white water mold, pink slime, etc.). That's partly what was frustrating about last season until things settled down in August - frequent filter change BUT the water was clear practically the entire season. I really need to just stop overthinking it all - so much else around the house, etc. that should be receiving the attention instead of worrying about what's going on with the pool. End of September will be here soon enough anyway and then time to close it up and get ready to travel!!You were pretty yp for it at end of last season