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    new kind of filter?

    Any one have an expert opinion on using Jeans\Denim sewn around a grid and used to filter our pool water?
    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: new kind of filter?

    uhh.. it will filter something.. i guess.
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    Re: new kind of filter?

    The best filtration is your DE filter.
    You can certainly augment it with a DudaDeisel bag, they seem to be the cheapest alternative to a "Slime Bag". They go down to 1 micron and from what I have read, they can even catch things that DE misses.

    http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=filter+bag

    You could even use this to direct your backwash or vacuum to waste water back into your pool, as it'll pull everything out of it, more than your filter will. Saving you on water & chemical waste. A win win! Cleans up in the washing machine after hosing it out.

    Of course, if you really want to trick out your DE filter, you could flush out all that DE, acid wash the grids then replace it with Cellulose Fiber Media. Super awesome and filters a little finer than DE does, uses less, weighs less and cleans off the grids better when bumping. If you don't have a bump DE filter, then when you backwash it, you just add more cellulose as you lose a lot more than with DE, roughly 95% or so when backwashing. So your grids stay cleaner of spent media, starting fresh each time and much much less overall maintenance. Not to mention cities don't whine about it and you don't need a collection tank for backwashing.

    DE goes down to about 5-6 microns and cellulose goes down to 1-2 microns.

    Denim just doesn't have enough layers and tight enough weave to it, compared to cartridge filter media. Hosiery would get you farther I would think.
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    Re: new kind of filter?

    What ever you do, dont google
    "blue jean filter"

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    Re: new kind of filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    What ever you do, dont google
    "blue jean filter"
    Okay, that was a bit too hard to resist!

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