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Thread: Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

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    Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

    I'm a relatively new pool owner and was unaware of the dangers of adding too much Phosfree at once. Well, now I do, but it is a bit too late. My jets are barely pushing out anything. My question is: will this type of clogging work itself out as the phosfree mixes or is it time to clean the filters?

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    Re: Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

    Clean up time.
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    Re: Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

    Welcome

    Yup. Time to put on the grubbies.

    We have directions for cleaning sand filters and DE filters as sticky threads at the top of http://www.troublefreepool.com/forum...umping-Station
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    Re: Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

    We generally feel Phos Free is never needed in a properly balanced pool, and just something the pool stores use to extract your money
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    Re: Need help. Too much Phosfree. Now filters are clogged

    Thank you all for the feedback. Sadly, the more research I've done, the general public seems to echo that sentiment about Phosfree not being nearly as important as the stores would lead you to believe. Anyway, I guess that's part of the learning process. Thank you all very much.

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