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    Dilemma!

    So I cleaned my de filter today cause it was disgusting!!!
    Afterwords I decided to check a noise in the heater and turned the filter off after adding De, the de backed into the pool while I wasn't looking because I left the pressure relief valve open. I now have the filter running with my Polaris in the water, should I just let it circulate? Leave it off overnight and vacuum into filter in the morning?
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    Re: Dilemma!

    You can let it run and vacuum up the DE back to the filter.
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    Re: Dilemma!

    So I'll have to manually vacuum it up then I guess?
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    Re: Dilemma!

    Probably, the one time I got de in the pool it's was a nightmare to get back in the filter, I vacummed to filter but easier said then done. Stuff moves around like dust.
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    Re: Dilemma!

    Yeah, you have to go really slow and sneak up on it.
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    Re: Dilemma!

    This is my fear of putting in DE. I want it, but fear this scenario too much.
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    Re: Dilemma!

    I had grids fail one year and got a ton of de in pool its a pain in the butt. You just have to vac the pool until its gone. In my case it took about 7-8 vacs to get it all out.(I had several pounds in the pool)
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    Re: Dilemma!

    Thanks all! Combo of Polaris throwing it around and my vacuuming it seems to be all gone.
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