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    DE Filter Questions

    DE Filter Maintenance apparently, nearly every post contains the words DE, Filter or maintenance, I'm getting a lot of unrelated posts in the search.

    My family and I are in the process of buying a house, we've been looking at houses with pools and am bidding on one. Most houses we looked at had a sand filter (lots of info on those), but the house my family and I liked has a DE filter. I didn't see much on "how to use/maintain a DE filter" in the Pool School and am trouble finding it here. If someone could either point me to some links here at TFP or give me some info on what to look for, how to maintain/use one correctly, I'd appreciate it.

    I've never owned an in ground pool before (We had a small intex pool for a month or two last summer), I'm glad I found this site and have been trying to learn as much as I can.
    19,600 gal, Vinyl, Grecian L, StaRite Dura-Glas 1 HP pump, 3/4hp booster, Pentair Clean and Clear 420 Cartridge filter
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    Re: DE Filter Questions

    Doh! I think I found a guide on DE Filters here http://www.troublefreepool.com/use-a...ers-t4086.html

    Sorry for the bother. If anyone has any tips or advice feel free to post, I feel like I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

    Thanks
    19,600 gal, Vinyl, Grecian L, StaRite Dura-Glas 1 HP pump, 3/4hp booster, Pentair Clean and Clear 420 Cartridge filter
    The Pool Cleaner 4x, PoolSkim

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    Re: DE Filter Questions

    Post up a pic of the filter on the house you like and we'll give you the skinny

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    Re: DE Filter Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffin
    Doh! I think I found a guide on DE Filters here http://www.troublefreepool.com/use-a...ers-t4086.html

    Sorry for the bother. If anyone has any tips or advice feel free to post, I feel like I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

    Thanks
    Glad I could help!

    Do what I did for peace of mind: tear the filter apart and clean it, just so you know the grids are clean. I posted a few pics when I did mine. Backflushing will not remove all the DE.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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