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    De filter question

    Took apart my filter grids and cleaned them up. Put it back together and turned pump on. I then added the 5 scoops of de powder to skimmer. After running for 5 mins i noticed i had a leak at tge gasket. So i had to drain out some of the water from the filter which had some new de in it because the water was a milky color. I cleaned up the gasket and put back together with no leaks. My concern is that i lost some of tge new de when i had to drain some? I did go back and add one extra scoop after i fixed the leak. Any input or advice?
    18x44 double Roman vinyl pool, Hayward superpump, Hayward DE Filter,
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    Re: De filter question

    I don't know a lot about DE filters but is that enough DE? Do you have the manual and know how much to add?

    More here, Use and care for DE filters
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    Re: De filter question

    My filter calls for 5 scoops which i did. However since i had to then drain some of the filter to repair the leak im wondering how much i lost. Guess My question is how long after adding the DE to the filter does it take to coat the grids.
    18x44 double Roman vinyl pool, Hayward superpump, Hayward DE Filter,
    Aqua Rite T15 SWG, Taylor k 2006 test kit

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