Ahhh, patience. Remember just a couple days ago the water was black. Then that dark green. A pool that heavy in algae will take several days to transform, and may even take a week or two to completely pass the SLAM. Try to be as consistent as you can and the bleach will do its job.Why no visible improvement?
At some point you will need to dive-in there and clean/inspect well. If any of the grids are damaged, you'll have to replace them of course. Now might be a good time to have a couple sourced lined-up for replacements just in case. Here are a couple pages that may help you:thoughts on cleaning the filter?
I wouldn't worry about it for now. Once the water begins to clean enough for you to confirm the bottom is clear of debris, and you've inspected and/or repaired any grids inside, then you can get focused on those kinds of things.thoughts on removing de from pool or don't worry about it for now?
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Except that it is supposed to rain Saturday! Which means the concrete can't be done which means my fence needs to be delayed! Ugh!!!One a positive note, the deck around the pool is coming along very nicely!
No, not normal, especially with your type of filter that doesn't use a backwash valve. Somewhere, one (or more) of those fingers has a tear. It doesn't have to be very big. Have you ever seen how much water your pump can move? It's like a firehose! The slightest gap will send a lot of DE out and it's so fine that a little goes a long way.Grrrr. Took apart the filter and it was definitely in need of a cleaning. Everything else appeared fine...no obvious broken or torn tubes. I thoroughly sprayed off all the tubes and reassembled. I added new DE and it appeared as though it was coming out of the return jet. Tested it with a sock and sure enough there is DE being caught in the sock. Is that normal upon refilling the DE? I will check again in a while but I feel something isn't right
picture of filter before cleaning:
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