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Thread: Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

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    Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

    Hi,

    I am replacing some torn DE filter grids and found two grids that have small plastic pieces floating inside. They are clearly parts of the grid spines, I can see where they are cracked.
    There are 3 small pieces in one grid, and 2 in another.

    Do I need to replace these immediately?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Re: Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

    I would replace all of them if some are bad. Usually less than $150 off eBay for all 8.
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    Re: Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

    Eventually the plastic will pierce the fabric and allow DE to return to the pool. And, of course, it will happen when you host your next big pool party!

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    Re: Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

    Thanks everyone, I spent the extra dough and replaced them all!

    EDIT: Well, the broken ones...
    30kgal in-ground/steel with vinyl liner, aluminum bullnose coping || 1 H.P. superpump || Polaris P9550 robot|| Hayward 48sq ft DE filter || Taylor K2006 kit

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    Re: Broken DE grid spines; big deal?

    That was the best plan
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