D.E. Filter Drain

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jacen007
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My Pool: 30'x15' Straight sides rounded ends, 3.4' shallow/6' deep.. DE Filter, Hayward 1hp Superpump. Forclosed home.. pool in bad shape.
Location: Columbus, OH

D.E. Filter Drain

Postby jacen007 » Fri 31 Jul, 2009 09:22

My DE Filter just had a Drain plug but it is right next to my house so I didn't want to backwash right against it. I purchased a t-valve to use instead but wanted to know the best kind of hose to put on it. I was given a pamplet at the pool store that said not to use the same hose as the vacuum or a rolled type hose. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Jacen


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D.E. Filter Drain

Postby Denali » Fri 31 Jul, 2009 14:21

jacen007 wrote:My DE Filter just had a Drain plug but it is right next to my house so I didn't want to backwash right against it. I purchased a t-valve to use instead but wanted to know the best kind of hose to put on it. I was given a pamplet at the pool store that said not to use the same hose as the vacuum or a rolled type hose. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Jacen


Hi,

You should be able to use backwash hose (probably the rolled type you mention). It's normally blue and you can cut to suit your needs as far as length.

Go Buckeyes.

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