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    How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    My skimmer is totally separate from my filter setup. How can I add DE to my sand filtef? Searched but could not find.

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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter - no skimmer

    Do you just have an intake hole for the pump in your pool? Do you connect any vacuum to your pump?
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter - no skimmer

    No. here is a pic of my setup:

    well that didnt work. Hang on.
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    So.....you're saying you have a separately powered skimmer that just sucks water in and puts it directly back into the pool?
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    I've never have seen that before. On the right side of the pic you can see the back of the skimmer. It looks like it has its own motor and it returns to the pool just a few feet to the left. Interesting.
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    Yes that is exactly what it is. Its the pump/skimmer that came with the pool. works fine as a skimmer but not near enough pump or filter to keep an 8000 gallon pool clean.
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    It is a skimmer / filter (sort of) / pump combination.


    For adding DE, the sand filter pump's leaf basket can be used, it will not be as easy, but it can be done.
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by asxetos
    It is a skimmer / filter (sort of) / pump combination.


    For adding DE, the sand filter pump's leaf basket can be used, it will not be as easy, but it can be done.
    Ok. So would i turn off the valves, put some DE in the basket and fire it up again?
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    This is the idea, maybe not adding all DE at once.
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    Re: How to add DE to sand filter? - no skimmer

    Ok. Thanks a lot. Will give that a shot.
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