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Thread: Dirt/Sand/DE settling in pool

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    Dirt/Sand/DE settling in pool

    I seem to have a small amount if dirt/sand, possibly DE, that I just can't get cleaned up. To fine for the Polaris and the vaccum to pick up. I'm leaning more towards thinking it's DE....Why would I get DE in the Pool. Could it happen during backwashing? I have not seen any holes in the cartridge, atleast not seen by my naked eye . So if it's not DE and it is actually dirt/sand that is to fine to get vaccumed then how the heck do I get it out? (I do not use the filtering system to vaccum, I use water pressure...i.e. the polaris booster pump).

    sS
    16,000 Gallon Inground Pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Dirt/Sand/DE settling in pool

    This is fairly common. While there is the chance that DE is ending up in your pool if your filter is leaking it in, that is very unlikely. More likely, is this is the fine dust that tends to collect in most peoples pools that reappears faster than we would all like It is usually stuff not caught by your filter, plus the general dust and sand that gets blown into your pool every day.

    You can use a skimmer sock or pair of nylons on your skimmer to reduce this a bit. I also had a bit more luck getting rid of this with my Pool Buster, but like many people here, the product only lasted about a year until the battery and motor died.
    Jim

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    Re: Dirt/Sand/DE settling in pool

    An underwater dust buster....who'd-a thunk it

    sS
    16,000 Gallon Inground Pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner

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