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    New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Hi guys, New to pools...just got a new 18ft AGP with a clearwater 2 DE filter and i am looking to hard pipe it before filling the pool to skimmer. I live in new england area so winters are pretty rough. I was thinking to run the PVC underground a few inches. I am moving the filter maybe 4-5 feet from the pool.

    Can anyone recommend anything?

    Should i leave the pvc above ground and use unions to take it in after summer?
    Or bury it and still use unions to take pump in?
    18' x 52" AGP 2hp 2 speed pump with Clearwater II 67 GPM DE filter
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    I actually started tonight, got all male adapters in and got the top portion of the union valves in. I stopped for the night because I decided to put the 4-5 foot section of PVC in the ground, easier to mow around that area.

    Will post pics for others looking for ideas
    18' x 52" AGP 2hp 2 speed pump with Clearwater II 67 GPM DE filter
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Sorry I didn't see this yesterday but mine is ran the same way except my equipment is about 15' from the pool. In your area you just need to blow it out and I'd add a union so you cna remove the pump each winter.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Hi, thanks. I have the unions set to
    go in at the motor and filter. Also I bought the union valves so I can remove the valves for the winter. Later I'll post pics

    How do you blow the lines out?
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    They make adapters where you can use an air compressor or you can use a leaf blower or shop vac that has a blower option.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Did you pipe anything else in the return, like a fountain/sprinkler?
    I was looking for ideas but didn't come across any yet.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    I didn't, but I will when I redo it.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Anyone know why this filter does not have a backwash feature? I see there is only a drain on the bottom of filter with a cap on it. And its labeled "DRAIN".

    How would i be able to vacuum with this filter?
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    According to the manual, that filter is supposed to be disassembled and cleaned whenever the pressure rises 5 psi above the clean pressure. It doesn't have a multiport or slide valve option.

    Just vacuum to filter and then clean it out.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Would you recommend suction vac or robot vac?
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    I have no personal experience with robots so I can't comment on those but there are some good suction and pressure side cleaners.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    The only problem I see with a pressure vac is having to clean the filter after vacuuming, which is a process for DE filter. Unless i don't need to clean filter after each vacuum?
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    That wouldn't be a problem with a pressure side vac. They have their own bags for catching the debris. Suction side cleaners use the system filter to catch the debris.
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    Re: New Clearwater 2 DE filter....want to hard plumb it.

    Project hard pipe....complete!!

    Clear cleaner and cement used for cleaner look. I am gonna remove all red lettering on PVC pipe for a much cleaner look.











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