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    Too much DE

    Hello all!

    I did a backwash the other day and I don't think I did it quite long enough. I swore the water was running clear by the time I stopped and then I added 80% of the amount of DE that is called for. Then today, I went to release some air from the filter because I had just put the vacuum in to run, and I saw tons of white particles come out with the water. Looked just like DE. Because of this, I am assuming I added too much. Can I just do another backwash to get rid of it? I'd assume do another full backwash and then still add 80% back, but my assumptions with this pool can be very wrong- that's why I'm here!

    Thanks for your help!



    13,000 gallon plaster salt water pool. Jandy DEV60 filter, Jandy AquaPure SWG (APURE1400)

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    Re: Too much DE

    Yes you can just backwash again ... you should cycle it a few times in the process. See:
    use-and-care-for-de-filters-t4086.html
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    Re: Too much DE

    Ahh I see that! Because I didn't have a rinse part, I assumed I didn't do that.. But now that I continued reading, I see I had it wrong. Will backwash again tonight! Thank you!


    13,000 gallon plaster salt water pool. Jandy DEV60 filter, Jandy AquaPure SWG (APURE1400)

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    Re: Too much DE

    One more question! Is it safe to swim in the pool with this extra DE coming out? I plan on back washing my tomorrow afternoon, but just in case my in laws went swimming in the morning....


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    Re: Too much DE

    I don't think it poses any danger once it is in the water ... just a health hazard if you breathe it in.
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    Re: Too much DE

    Thanks so much!


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    Re: Too much DE

    I suppose it could be irritating if you got it in your eyes though.
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