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Thread: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

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    May 2007
    Kannapolis, NC

    Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    Just curious pool store? And how much should I get for the help of clearing up a green pool via a sand filter.
    My Pool:
    Foxx Pool Grecian style 19' X 39'
    27k, with a 300# sand filter

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    Pool store, maybe Lowes or Home Depot.

    You only need a small amount, a couple pounds max, and I think the usual package is 25 pounds. I'd ask any neighbors who might have a DE filter for a coffee can full.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    I usually buy mine at Lowes, somewhere around $1 per pound or maybe a bit less for 20 pound box.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    I got a 25 (20?) pound box at Home Depot a few weeks ago for $20.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Jul 2014

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    What section of Home Depot? My closest Home Depot doesn't even have pool chemicals...just a small rack of spa chemicals.
    17.5 K gallons (16x32) vinyl inground pool with 1 hp pump and an old Triton sand filter. >20 years old. New 2015 Rheem gas heater. TF-100 Test kit. Little red robot and a Pool Blaster Max.

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    kimdurg's Avatar
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    May 2014
    North Canton, Ohio

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    I picked up a 25 pound box at Ollie's Bargain Outlet for around $13! This was about 2 weeks ago.
    20K gal; vinyl in-ground; 1.5HP Hayward pump; Hayward Sand Filter; Well water; K-2006.

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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Where to buy DE? Best Price?? For Sand filter

    I got mine at Ace Hardware- 10#/$12.99 ordered online and delivered there for free pickup

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