D.E With Sand?

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D.E With Sand?

Postby Mikey427 » Sun 30 Jul, 2006 05:53

Can you add a little D.E to a sand filter - thru the skimmer - to help in the filtration process and trap the smaller particles - or will that hurt the filter?


Postby CharlieG » Wed 23 Aug, 2006 10:41

I read somewhere on this forum that you could but have not tried it myself. The post I read was talking about no more than a cupfull in the skimmer so I can't imagine that doing too much harm if it does not help
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Postby Walter » Fri 25 Aug, 2006 07:44

I have read it also but I think it is a temporary thing because the DE is gone once you backwash. A DE filter is much better to filter a pool but alot more time and maintance for the pool user.
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Postby kamkuda » Thu 07 Sep, 2006 05:46

A DE has grids in it with a fabric covering the grids. The DE powder sticks to a fabric as a paste. As the water passes thru, it filters the water.
DE in sand does not work in the same way. I doubt you would get much positive impact

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