New poolman dumped DE into the pool, not the skimmer.

ajw22

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Add half of your normal amount of DE to your filter so the grids has some coating.

Run your pump 24/7 and your filter should capture the DE over time.

Watch your filter pressure and backwash when the filter gets loaded up with DE.

What pool cleaner do you have?
 

ajw22

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You will need to see how much DE settles to the floor and can be vacuumed.
 

TFP_Addict

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May 19, 2015
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Just added 3 poundsish. I'm gonna let it run for 12 hours and vacuum tomorrow, the sun already disappeared. Worse comes to worst. I'll just remove the grids after 1 week and clean them off again and reapply the DE.

What else can yo do really. :cautious:
 

TFP_Addict

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May 19, 2015
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This morning I found the spa half empty. This is the first this has ever happened since I replaced the spring flapper pool check valve 2-3 years ago.

Could this be related?? or is my check valve failing?
 

ajw22

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I can't imagine how the spa half empty is connected with dumping DE into the pool.

Could be a failing check valve.
 

mknauss

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Hard to say why it failed. Low pH would be a detriment as they have a metal spring.
 

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