Thanks, Marty. Not knowing what I was dealing with I bumped FC up to SLAM, but now that I've seen little loss or presence of CC today I'll let it fall back to 20% of CYA. Appreciate the support.I doubt you need to get aggressive with chlorine. Just keep 20% of CYA for the FC level. This is a filtering exercise. Your DE filter should do quite well. Watch its pressure readings.
Filter has been running for about 6-7 hrs now with a pressure increase of around 10% so far. I'll probably backwash later before calling it quits for the night. When I do I'll report back here on what my pressure looks like at that time and then again tomorrow morning after running overnight.How quickly is the filter pressure rising?
Can you please keep track of how many times you have to clean & recharge the filter. I might be helping someone clear their swamp & this info will help.
This. We have some torrential downpours that flooded the pool with all sorts of Crud. For the most part, running the filter 24/7 for 2-3 days (and brushing every few hours) got it cleared right back up.IF the water chemistry was managed pre storm, there should be no algae. There may be debris that needs to be filtered out.
Do raise the FC to 20% of CYA when safe to do so. Then start filtering. Your DE filter will clean it quick, but you will be busy cleaning the filter.
Good to know, thanks. As a pool rookie it was pretty disconcerting to watch helplessly while a muddy river of rain runoff overtook my pool. I'm happy to learn today that the fix isn't as bad a I thought it might be.This. We have some torrential downpours that flooded the pool with all sorts of Crud. For the most part, running the filter 24/7 for 2-3 days (and brushing every few hours) got it cleared right back up.
I've been thinking about that. My neighbor's property sits higher than mine, and with all storms we've had this summer nothing has come close to causing an issue before. But last night we had an unprecedented amount of rain in a very short period of time...never seen anything like it here before even when Irene and Sandy came through. While I don't want to leave myself exposed I'm also not sure it's worth putting too much effort into safeguarding against the possibility we see something like that again. Famous last words, I know.Of course you should now look at how you can prevent that from happening in the future --