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    Adding DE

    Am I missing something? I have a DE filter below the water line. I have a cat walk around the pool which blocks access to the top of my skimmer. How do you add DE after a backwash going through the skimmer door?

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    Re: Adding DE

    How do you empty your skimmer without access to the basket?

    I guess you would just have to try to pour the slurry in through the front .... maybe with a funnel of some sort.

    Why not add a trap door you can open to access the skimmer properly?
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    Re: Adding DE

    What is the cat walk made of ? You need access to the skimmer lid. That's going to be tough going thru the skimmer weir. You probably won't get it all in the filter.


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    Re: Adding DE

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    How do you empty your skimmer without access to the basket?

    I guess you would just have to try to pour the slurry in through the front .... maybe with a funnel of some sort.

    Why not add a trap door you can open to access the skimmer properly?
    I have to reach in the pool and pull the skimmer door open, a real pain when my pumps chuggin' along.

    I've thought of the trap door and I do add the slurry through the front. I thought maybe there might be one of those trade secrets I haven't thought of available.
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    Re: Adding DE

    + 1 on the trap door.


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    Re: Adding DE

    Personally I would try rigging some of of funnel and slurry for now, maybe cut the bottom out of a bleach jug
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    Re: Adding DE

    All in all, it's sounds like a real PITA without the trap door.


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    Re: Adding DE

    I tried that once and got de all over my pool, dang mess I tell you!
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    Re: Adding DE

    I seem to make a mess even just pouring it into the top of the skimmer
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    Re: Adding DE

    I hear ya jblizzle ! What I've been doing is measuring the full amount out then put it in a bucket and use a wooden spoon to slowly slide it out into the skimmer.


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