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Thread: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

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    Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    So it's time for pool opening again!

    Hopefully this year the opening will be less of a debacle than last year although I already know that we have issues which I will no doubt be posting about soon!

    I need to quick help now though. We have a DE filter and replaced a couple of the pieces last year. Others are broken and need replacing - we were getting a small amount of DE in the hot tub last year.

    The filter is:

    Purex Triton 4000 series

    One pool guy is saying we can just replace the broken 'wings'. The other guy says we need to replace them all. Which is it???

    Thanks so much for your help - we need to decide this afternoon what to do.
    660k Plaster Indoor

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    You certainly can just replace the bad grids, but if they're all pretty old you might be better off replacing them all. Which parts did you replace last year. I certainly wouldn't replace those so soon.
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    Re: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    I think they replaced 2 'wings' last year. Is this something my husband could do or is it a pro job?
    Pool guy who said they all need replacing wanted $400 to replace and install.
    660k Plaster Indoor

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    Re: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    The price of the grids vary, probably cheaper found online, and yes you can do it yourself.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    That is pretty high. Ebay has most grid sets for under $150.

    You should certainly learn to DIY as you should be disassembling and cleaning the grids every year anyway.
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    Re: Quick help on DE filter question please!!

    We pushed him back and will order the grids online.
    Thanks so much for the quick answers!
    660k Plaster Indoor

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