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    Dirty Zeobrite?

    I decided to recharge my zeobrite this evening. Didn't know you had to do that. Anyway, I can't remember what i looked like when we installed it 3 years ago and I'm trying to decide if this is a bad color indicating the need for replacement or if it's normal. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/ ... obrite.jpg
    Thoughts, please?
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    Re: Dirty Zeobrite?

    I think you are probably okay, the zeobrite is meant to trap particles so they don't make it back to the pool. If the pool is clear then you know you're chemistry is good and the filter is fine. If it starts to get cloudy out of no where with no change in chemistry then I would question the filter.
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    Re: Dirty Zeobrite?

    By the by, recharging zeo media doesn't do anything useful for zeo used in a swimming pool filter. Zeo has a small capacity to absorb ammonia. When that capacity is used up you can recharge the filter allow it to capture more. However, the amount it can capture is so small that it really doesn't make any difference.
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    Re: Dirty Zeobrite?

    Well we recharged it. Can't tell that it made much of a difference, but I'm glad we cleaned the zeobrite, because it was pretty nasty.
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    Re: Dirty Zeobrite?

    I just had my filter open and it looked like fine tan sand. Not gooey, do you backwash frequently? I don't once every 3-4 weeks just because, my pressure over the last few years did not really climb, I only backwashed because it seemed like a long time between backwashes. though what came out was nasty.
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