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Thread: Operating pressure

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Eastern NC

    Operating pressure

    How important is it to backwash a DE system when it reaches the 10psi point from initial setup? How much farther past the 10psi can it go safely? Reason I'm asking is I'm at 8psi above now and was wondering if I need to backwash tonight or could it wait until I get home from work tomorrow. DE system is new to me.

    Oh and is making a DE slurry necessary or can it just be added straight to the skimmer basket? My neighbor just adds to the skimmer but I want to make sure I do this right and not go on what someone else is doing that might be wrong.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    It will be just fine for you to wait.

    I always just added it to the skimmer. Not all at once. 1 or 2 lbs at a time with the pump running, it always slurried right up by itself, for me.

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