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    knee high in DE fix

    As stated in a different thread, I always manage to get some DE back into the pool after a backwash/recharge of the filter. Furthermore, it is not all that easy to clean up, considering I do not have a manual vac head & hose. I am also lacking a sand/silt bag for the polaris at the moment, so I made my own.

    Threaded a knee high through the general purpose polaris bag and voila! transformed it into a very fine filtration device that picks up DE like a mug!

    Added benefit: No need to rinse (don't want DE in my yard), just remove and chuck in trash.
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: There, I fixed it...Beez edition

    Beez, check the pressure screen at the top of the tank on the inside next time you breakdown. There notorious for clogging or caving in causing pressure rise inside the tank enough to push DE into the pool.
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    Re: There, I fixed it...Beez edition

    Quote Originally Posted by maxepr1
    Beez, check the pressure screen at the top of the tank on the inside next time you breakdown. There notorious for clogging or caving in causing pressure rise inside the tank enough to push DE into the pool.
    Thanks for the tip!
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: There, I fixed it...Beez edition

    Quote Originally Posted by maxepr1
    Beez, check the pressure screen at the top of the tank on the inside next time you breakdown. There notorious for clogging or caving in causing pressure rise inside the tank enough to push DE into the pool.
    This was exactly it. Wish I had followed your advice. Any idea what causes the failure?
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: knee high in DE fix

    No prob. Beez! Not sure, I'm guessing DE being as fine as it is, is enough to clog the screen. I just take it off when I open and clean my grids and make sure I wash it out.
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