ok, i actually had to call around this town and find someone that actually could order me DE, no one stocks it.....anyways, for fun, since the guy on the other line sounded like "what **** does this guy want with DE, is he crazy?", i thought i would have fun with him and ask him about adding DE to sand filters. He brought up a valid concern, DE is not uniform in size, particles can range from 1 micron to 1 millimetre according to wiki and a sand filter would not be able to pick up the smaller ones, blowing it all over my pool. How would that affect; My pool? Health of the bathers, my kids? Would a floc agent help remove the smallest ones? and would I have to repeat that process each time i added it to my filter.
Help, i am starting to second guess my wish to use DE in my filter for an even cleaner pool.....your thoughts and comments would be much appreciated.