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Thread: Adding DE to a sand filter?

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    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Cleona, PA

    Adding DE to a sand filter?

    I've heard about doing this on this site somewhere. Is this a good suggestion?
    How do you go about doing it?
    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
    Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580, 1HP
    Hayward S-160T High Rate Sand Filter

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Northeast Ohio

    Re: Adding DE to a sand filter?

    As to the "how", there is this article in Pool School (see button top right.) As to "is this a good idea" opinions vary. There are a few threads on the subject, you can use the Google search at the lower left corner to find more, but this is a good one.

    I and many others like to use it, some say it didn't really do anything for them, but if you follow the instructions, there really isn't any harm in trying it out.
    32x16 ft Grecian rectangular vinyl pool 8ft on deep end - 19000 gal. 18" Hayward S-240 sand filter. 250K BTU Pentair MasterTemp heater. Hayward 3/4 HP Super Pump.

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