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Thread: Purchasing DE Material

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    Mar 2016
    Houston, TX

    Purchasing DE Material

    Is this the correct stuff to put in a DE filter? I am confused when it uses the term "aid" and states active ingredient citric acid and butoxethanol.

    Arch Chemical 61306 HTH Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid, 25-Pound : Arch Chemical 61306 HTH Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid, 25-Pound : Swimming Pool Cartridge Filter Inserts : Patio, Lawn Garden

    If it's the right stuff, it looks like a good price.
    The Woodlands, TX
    in-ground plaster pool, hot tub overflow to pool (16,000 gallons), 48 sq ft Nautilus FNS DE filter, gas heater, dual main drains pool & hot tub, chlorine source bleach (10%) & trichlor tablets 2-3 times/yr, Taylor K-2006 kit, 55-60 gallons per minute flow

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    Mar 2015

    Re: Purchasing DE Material

    It looks like the right stuff, but the active ingredient list is throwing me off. What would those chems be doing in DE?

    Edit: I don't see those mentioned in the MSDS sheet

    Maybe the description on Amazon is incorrect (wouldn't be the first time)?

    I took a look and that's the stuff I have. There's no mention of those ingredients on the box.
    20k IG vinyl liner/Aqua Rite SWCG, T-15 cell/Hayward Pro Grid 6020 DE filter/Polaris 280 with booster pump/Hayward Superpump 1 hp/city water/pool installed March 2004

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