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Thread: Fine particals, silt and a sock

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    Fine particals, silt and a sock

    I wanted to share a tip and give credit to the member that pointed me to Duda deisel, but couldn't find the original post. I bought two of the 14"x4" 1 micron Polyester filter bags for really cheap ($3.50 or so) and my water is crystal clear now. I used to have water that was "a little cloudy" and maybe some little piles recurring on the bottom after vacuuming, not now. I just cut off the metal ring and it fit right over the stock Intex return piece that screws onto the inside of the valve. I love it!



    22'x52" AG Ultra Frame Intex - 12,500 gal (47K liter)
    Manual Liquid Chlorine - 1HP 100# Hayward sand filter
    Lots of sun, trees, pollen & wind - 50ppm Borates
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    Re: Fine particals, silt and a sock

    Awesome fit!

    Do you have a surface skimmer? I wonder if the filter-sock will interfere much with the return directional?
    Intex 18' x 52" Ultra-frame AGP, 8200 gal(?), used
    Intex 2650 Sand filter/pump, new (happy dance!)
    Intex SWG 8110, used
    Intex Wall Mount Surface Skimmer/Vacuum, used
    Solar Cover, used and a Patch Kit, now used.

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    Re: Fine particals, silt and a sock

    I don't use a skimmer, because I found that unless you run the thing constantly it will do little good. Most of the time I spin my pool, along with netting and an occasional vacuuming. Once a week or so, I will leave the pump on for maybe 6 hours and add the sock. I love it!
    22'x52" AG Ultra Frame Intex - 12,500 gal (47K liter)
    Manual Liquid Chlorine - 1HP 100# Hayward sand filter
    Lots of sun, trees, pollen & wind - 50ppm Borates
    4nd season grateful TFP fan

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    Re: Fine particals, silt and a sock

    I really don't mind vacuuming my pool. It seemed to be doing a fair job considering there's a lot of in/out with my dogs and some with kids, too, tracking in a lot of dirt. But, to have to vacuum two days in a row with no dogs having been in and only 1 hr of light use between vacuuming is too much! What I saw last night was very very fine silt caught on all the wrinkles. I remember reading somewhere here about a sock trick.

    So, thanks for the post ... I've ordered a couple of filters from Duda Diesel, myself. Can't wait to try them!

    Now, if I can just teach the dogs to use a foot bath before climbing the ladder!?!?

    (Eeek, did I admit to all the wrinkles this newbie has in the pool?! lol)

    Thanks again!
    Intex 18' x 52" Ultra-frame AGP, 8200 gal(?), used
    Intex 2650 Sand filter/pump, new (happy dance!)
    Intex SWG 8110, used
    Intex Wall Mount Surface Skimmer/Vacuum, used
    Solar Cover, used and a Patch Kit, now used.

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