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    Uses for old DE filter?

    I want to get a new filter system so the question arises are there any other possible uses for an old DE filter? Other than useing the base as a pot for a plant .. and what about the grids ... hmm window shades ..
    21X41, 30,000, ig, vinyl,48sf de, 1hp hayward super pump, 2" piping, 2 skimmers, 1 main inlet, 2 return, built in 1988, no enclosure, lots of trees around, direct sun. Thanks in advance to all who have answered my questions.

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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    My dad converted one into a grill and used it for years after it was removed from a pool.
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    A still for some shine????
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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    My dad converted one into a grill and used it for years after it was removed from a pool.
    I assume this was one of the old stainless models?
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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderWaterVanya
    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    My dad converted one into a grill and used it for years after it was removed from a pool.
    I assume this was one of the old stainless models?
    Yeah, that fiberglass taste might require some getting used to.
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    Maybe Kingsford could market it as Char-o-glas!

    Yeah, it was a stainless tank.
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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    garden hose coil holder thingy or rain barrel. maybe just recycle it for some money. R2D2 COSTUME!
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    Re: Uses for old DE filter?

    Homebrewing.

    Some ideas - not fully fleshed out

    Fermentation tank

    Massive wort chiller

    An ungainly boil kettle

    The strangest serving keg I have ever seen

    A bright beer filter - puts all those people messing around with plate filters to shame.


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