Too much DE in pool

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SL Dan
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My Pool: 20,000 gallon in-ground plaster, DE filter

Too much DE in pool

Postby SL Dan » Thu 10 May, 2018 19:23

A few weeks ago I cleaned my filter, and must have put in too much DE. I can't get it out of the pool.

Today I resolved to start at 0 again; I opened the filter and what do you know? Hardly any DE in the filter.

The grids are newish (less than a year) and fine. I'm currently running the filter and have NOT put in any DE, thinking that this might be the best way to achieve proper filtration.

Am I thinking correctly?

Many thanks.


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Re: Too much DE in pool

Postby Teapot » Fri 11 May, 2018 10:12

Vacuum the DE out and via the skimmer vac plate it will re coat the grids.
When you get bored with DE or skint, whichever comes first switch to a sand filter with "Activate" AFM, Dr Dryden's glass filter media.

DE is fine silica and nasty unsafe stuff to have in your pool.
SL Dan
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Re: Too much DE in pool

Postby SL Dan » Fri 11 May, 2018 21:37

Thanks for responding. I'm in Los Angeles, and I've emailed Dryden Aqua to learn about what they're doing and find out if there's anyone who provides it around me.

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