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    . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    I have a Hayward EC65a filter. I am about to load it up for the season and need to ask the question . . . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative and Replacement? I have read about safety issues with DE and have to make a purchase soon.

    I used the BBB method last year for the first time ever and loved the results . I will do what you advise.
    I live in Lynchburg, VA. and have a vinyl 16x32 in-ground pool with avg. depth 6.5'. 26500 gallons.
    Tri-chlor 3" tabs, bleach, Arm and Hammer soda, muriatic acid, Flo-tron ionizer, solar cover, Hayward D.E. filter, Hayward Chlorinator.

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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    Yes, it is a replacement. I just did a search on this website, and there hasn't been much discussion on it.

    I nominate Guffey Guy to be the guinea pig for this product and report back to us at regular intervals. Who'll second it?
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    Welcome to tfp, Guffey Guy

    Second

    As Richard mentioned we have not had much feedback on it. If you do try it, please let us know how it works.

    Here is one thread: http://www.troublefreepool.com/using...-e-t20136.html
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    Well, gentleman, I see where it has been first and seconded to go the Aqua Perl route. I will be glad to give it a try. Thanks
    I live in Lynchburg, VA. and have a vinyl 16x32 in-ground pool with avg. depth 6.5'. 26500 gallons.
    Tri-chlor 3" tabs, bleach, Arm and Hammer soda, muriatic acid, Flo-tron ionizer, solar cover, Hayward D.E. filter, Hayward Chlorinator.

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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    That's the spirit!!! ... contributing to the collective knowledge within the first few posts
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Guffey Guy
    Well, gentleman, I see where it has been first and seconded to go the Aqua Perl route. I will be glad to give it a try. Thanks
    [center:15fx2hjz]Take heart!
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    I too have considered trying a DE alternative, however when I contacted Hayward about the use of DE alternatives, they strongly urged me not to use any DE alternative in a Perflex type DE filter.
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    I've been using AquaPerl in my Waterway DE filter for several years now. It seems to work just as well as real DE. I think I posted in a thread on it a long time back but it didn't get much attention.

    EDIT: Here it is: http://www.troublefreepool.com/using...-e-t20136.html
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    Re: . Is Aqua Perl a Diatomaceous Earth DE Alternative

    I just started using as a result of my pool store stocking it instead of standard DE. I have a Hayward EC-50 filter. It seems to filter good but when I re-generate (bump) the filter, I get a plume of cloudy water which I assume is the aqua perl coming out of the outflow for a few seconds. I think that I am going back to the standard DE to see if it happens then. - John
    18 x 33 x 54 Brothers Three Sharkline Navigator Above ground pool with Hayward EC-50 perflex earth filter with 1 hp motor, Hayward H series Low Nox 200 FDN heater, Hayward AquaTrol SWG. Pool was installed April 15, 2015 to replace an existing 30 year old pool that self destructed due to the hard Long Island freeze we experienced this winter.

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