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Thread: Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

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    Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

    Hi,
    I have been adding DE to my sand filter to clean the fine silt that the sand does not catch.
    I ran out of DE and the pool stores around he don't carry it.

    I found some food grade DE that looks like the powder I was using. Does anybody know if this will
    work? I can have it shipped I just need to know if it would work. Seems they use it for livestock.

    Thanks for any help!!
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
    1hp Northstar Pump, 20" Sand Filter
    6ft Double Lounge, 2 Aqua Lamps w/remote
    216sqft Sungrabber Panels (9- 2'x12') a little undersized

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    Re: Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

    It is different. Stick to pool DE.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

    That would be my first choice, but I can't find it in stores or on line in Canada.
    I don't think anybody uses DE filters around here anymore.
    I look at getting a bag ship from U.S.A but it was going to be over $100.00
    Thanks
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
    1hp Northstar Pump, 20" Sand Filter
    6ft Double Lounge, 2 Aqua Lamps w/remote
    216sqft Sungrabber Panels (9- 2'x12') a little undersized

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    Re: Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

    It is really not the same thing at all.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Would food grade DE flour work in sand filter?

    Thanks for the reply, its good to know its not the same at all. I'll keep up my search!!
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
    1hp Northstar Pump, 20" Sand Filter
    6ft Double Lounge, 2 Aqua Lamps w/remote
    216sqft Sungrabber Panels (9- 2'x12') a little undersized

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