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    help! need new filter

    my de filter has developed a leak/hole on the stainlss steel body. I need help picking out a new filter. I am currently using a diatomaceous earth filter. i don't know where to start or what size for my pool spa 28k gal.

    would something like this work?

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_1_1_acs_ ... 1389571704
    Pool Specs: 26K, IG, Plaster, Hayward 1HP Superpump, Hayward ProGrid DE 6020

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    Re: help! need new filter

    Mine did the same thing this summer, i replaced it with a hayward DE filter,
    They sell them by Sq. Ft. .. Your old one should say how many .. 48,64 , 72 are commen.
    pentair also makes a good one..
    Determine size you need and shop around. i have never used a pentair filter, I have had 2 haywards over the years and the work well and are easy to find parts for.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    You link did not work for me to a specific filter.

    What size was your current DE filter?
    What size and model pump do you have?

    Given the size of the pool and that you are open year round, getting a pretty good size filter will reduce the frequency of cleaning.
    So rough sizing would be:
    300+ sqft cartridge
    30"+ diameter sand
    60+ sqft DE

    Depending on your pump size, bigger would not really hurt anything but costing a bit more money.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    check out this one
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    Re: help! need new filter

    my original one is 60 sqft. i was looking at the hayward and pentairs, and it looks like hayward is cheaper.

    anyone know if its easy to install with existing copper piping 2"? was thinking of cutting and joining it to pvc. I'm pretty handy but want some advice with this.


    i have a old school purex AH-8 pump. it works fine but its old single speed. that may get replaced later.


    lol the plaster job isn't finished yet so ill have to get this asap. does anyone know if you can leave a finished plaster job for several days without pumping water in?
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    Re: help! need new filter

    the hayward requires the multiport valve , its shown but not included.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    You need to get the pool completely full immediately after the plaster job if that is what you mean.
    You also want to get the plaster particles in the water filtered out pretty quickly as well or they will stick and make the surface rough (unless you brush often to keep everything suspended in the water).
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    Re: help! need new filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    You need to get the pool completely full immediately after the plaster job if that is what you mean.
    You also want to get the plaster particles in the water filtered out pretty quickly as well or they will stick and make the surface rough (unless you brush often to keep everything suspended in the water).
    they will be doing startup and brushing for me.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    You are going to want to get that pumping and filtering as soon as you can.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Seanhan
    the hayward requires the multiport valve , its shown but not included.

    what's the difference with the slide valve with two options vs the multiport with like 6? is the multi necessary over the slide? my previous filter was just backwashand filter (two options)
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    Re: help! need new filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    You are going to want to get that pumping and filtering as soon as you can.
    ok.. so for the pump, i don't have the pump HP in front of me, but it was a purex AH-8 . i cant find info on how much HP this is but i'm thinking of changing this while i am at it.

    thanks.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    The multi port has a waste function and recirculate function and rinse function that can be helpful ... especially the waste.
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    Re: help! need new filter

    what about the Pentair Quad, both DE and Cartridge hybrid?

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