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    Adding DE to Hayward Hayward DE6020

    I have a Hayward DE6020. When adding DE after a backwash is 12 blue cups the correct amount or is that for a "New" system?? Thanks

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    Re: Adding DE to Hayward Hayward DE6020

    According to the manual a fresh fill on a new filter or after a breakdown and manual cleaning is 7.5 pounds. I have no idea how much a blue cup is. Because backwashing doesn't get it all off, we recommend 80% for the fill, which is 6 pounds. If you have a kitchen or postage scale, that's the best way to measure it out.

    As you can see, even several minutes of backwashing didn't remove all the DE from my filter
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    Re: Adding DE to Hayward Hayward DE6020

    Definitely best to weigh the DE as the weight in the scoop can vary a lot depending on how you pack it. Best I have done is 0.9 pound in the scoop I bought.
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