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Thread: Replacing my DE filter

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    dgator86's Avatar
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    Jun 2013
    South Florida

    Replacing my DE filter

    Hello all,

    I have made the decision to replace my DE filter with a cartridge filter system. The pool is 16,000 gallons. I have seen threads about turnover rate as well as filter square footage and I can't quite get an answer out of all of it. The house was a foreclosure, the filter is old and the filter media keeps on ripping. The pool is in a screened in porch so I just don't see a reason to have "superior" filtration.

    So based off of what was said, what would you recommend?
    20,000 Gallon, .75 hp single-speed pump, Stainless steel DE filter, Caretaker-99 in-floor cleaning system

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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Replacing my DE filter

    Welcome to tfp, dgator86

    Either one (or sand) will work fine for you. For your 16000 gallon pool, we would recommend as minimums:
    • Cart: 240 sq. ft.
      DE: 44 sq. ft.
      Sand: 3.0 sq. ft.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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