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Thread: DE, paper, or Sand filter?

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    DE, paper, or Sand filter?

    Can someone give me the pros and cons of DE, paper, and sand filter types? I am being told that DE are the best but might be more maintenance. Each pool company has their preference of filter type and downplays the alternative to their sales pitch. Trying to cut through the pitch and hear from owners with experience.

    If you had it to do over again, which filter type would you install?

    Thanks,

    A pool rookie

    Florida Pool Service Guy
    15k Kidney Diamond Brite
    Hayward C-1200 Cartridge Filter
    Sta-Rite Dura-Glass 1.5hp Pump
    Pentair Rainbow 320 Chlorinator
    Heliocol Solar Panels

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    DE, paper, or Sand filter?

    Had a cartridge, replaced it with de and own a sand filter now as well. I'd go with de every day of the week.

    Simplified. De is best but requires maintenance. Sand is easy but doesn't clear as nicely.
    32k Gallon Vinyl IG, Hayward 75 DE, 1 HP, Chlorine. 4 top skimmers, 1 bottom skimmer. 2 top returns, 1 bottom return.

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    Re: DE, paper, or Sand filter?

    Check out this article in pool school: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ter_comparison
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: DE, paper, or Sand filter?

    Great info everyone, thanks so much. The article was very good info.

    Florida Pool Service Guy
    15k Kidney Diamond Brite
    Hayward C-1200 Cartridge Filter
    Sta-Rite Dura-Glass 1.5hp Pump
    Pentair Rainbow 320 Chlorinator
    Heliocol Solar Panels

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