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    Jun 2015
    New Jersey

    D.E Leak

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new at this so please bare with me if this seems like a newbie question. I recently cleaned out my D.E. Filter and assembled everything back together. I put in the recommended D.E but now have most of the D.E coming out of the return line. I read that this usually happens if I have a tear or rip in the filter. So I re-opened the filter tank and inspected the filter. I didn't notice any tears or rips but for some reason it seemed not a lot of D.E was on the filter. I did some research on the filter itself and noticed that this filter comes with an air bleeder tube. My question is what is this pipe used for and I noticed the new air bleeder pipes have a mesh at the bottom. The previous owner had a capped pvc pipe in there and I didn't think it was important so I left it out and now I'm wondering if this could be the cause of my D.E leak? Also should I purchase a new bleeder tube instead of using the capped one the previous owner used? Any information or help would be most appreciated. BTW I have a Pentair Quad 60 D.E filter.
    Pentair Quad D.E Cartridge Style Filter
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    Hayward Pump
    Jandy Energy Filter
    Gas heater for Spa and pool

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    Sep 2008
    Silicon Valley, CA

    Re: D.E Leak

    You are on the right track, so i don't think you need any advice! If i remember, those have a rather large diameter air bleed tube, so, it could pass fair amount of DE back to the pool if you don't have the mesh piece on the tube.
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