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    Aqua Chem DE Media + Filter Aid

    I moved into our home two weeks ago. The old owner left som "Aqua Chem DE Media + Filter Aid". I backed washed my pool this past friday and used this DE to re-charge the system. I got curious about the "+ Filter Aid" claim on the box. I searched the web and every add says it is 100% DE. The question is what is "+ Filter Aid"? Is it a marketing thing? "My DE is better than your DE"
    1: 10,000 gals in the ground plaster, Hayward pump SP2715X20 2hp
    2: Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator / T-Cell-15, Hayward Pro-Grid DE Filter Model DE3620
    3: AquaCal Heat Pump, Astrlite SP0580S Under Water Light
    4: Port PolarisCaretaker, TFTestKit-100

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    Re: Aqua Chem DE Media + Filter Aid

    My guess is that they are calling attention to its use as a filter aid for sand filters. Though you think they'd spell it out a little better. It's not exactly lying....no more than a realtor listing a shack as "cozy" and a derelict, rundown house is a "fixer-upper" when it really should be a "tearer-downer."
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    Re: Aqua Chem DE Media + Filter Aid

    If you put it in a DE filter it is DE filter media.
    If you put it in a Sand filter it is a filter aid.
    Same product
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    Re: Aqua Chem DE Media + Filter Aid

    Thanks guys. I kind of thought it was just a marketing thing.
    1: 10,000 gals in the ground plaster, Hayward pump SP2715X20 2hp
    2: Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator / T-Cell-15, Hayward Pro-Grid DE Filter Model DE3620
    3: AquaCal Heat Pump, Astrlite SP0580S Under Water Light
    4: Port PolarisCaretaker, TFTestKit-100

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