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    My DE got wet and I think I like it

    Hi All,

    I accidently left my bag of DE out in the rain. Of course the bag started falling apart so I shoveled up the remaining DE and put it in a 5 gallon bucket. Now, since the DE is damp (sort of the consistancy of wet sand) it is soooo much easier to use. When I scoop it out, I no longer have the clouds/puffs of DE wafting in the air.

    Of course I still premix it with water before I add it to the skimmer.

    Other than the fact that my 1lb DE scoop probably holds far more damp DE than dry DE, are there any problems with this scenerio?

    -Ken-
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    Re: My DE got wet and I think I like it

    Gotta love those white clouds!
    On another note, is there any particular reason to premix DE before SLOWLY adding a 1/2 cup at a time to the skimmer? I don't seem to have any issues. Its not like it dissolves and is plenty wet as soon as it hits the water!
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    Re: My DE got wet and I think I like it

    is there any particular reason to premix DE before SLOWLY adding a 1/2 cup at a time to the skimmer?
    I believe it more likely to completely cover all the filter grids if it is added more slowly.

    -Ken-
    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
    Creator of SimplePool (BBB Friendly Android App) http://www.simplepool.net

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