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Thread: Adding DE to sand filter

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    Jun 2016
    Belvidere, IL

    Adding DE to sand filter

    My husband and I would like to add DE to our sand filter to help get some of the microscopic particles that make it thru the filter. But I read somewhere that there are different types (one for pools, one for gardens) and you can't use the 1 for gardens in ur pool.

    Is this true? And if so, where can you get pool DE, besides the pool store?

    Thank you

    `23,000 gallons
    Vinyl, AG pool with Hayward Voyager 2 speed pump (which I can't find ANY information) and sand filter
    Date installed 6/7/2013
    We use city water, no restrictions and test strips.

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    Jun 2011

    Re: Adding DE to sand filter

    Walmart, Lowe's, or Home Depot in the pool section. Basically anyplace that sells any pool supplies.
    Tucson, AZ
    19k gallon Pebble Tec play pool/spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS (3 hp) 011018, Super II 2hp (for spa), Aqua Rite T-15 SWG, Pro Grid 60 DE filter, Hayward H400 & Heliocol Solar heating, A&A infloor system, fill water w/high CH and TA, 50 ppm borates,TF-100 test kit

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    Piolin's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Miami, FL

    Re: Adding DE to sand filter

    Yes, the one for gardens is no Bueno...
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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