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    Where to buy DE in Canada

    Hello. Any Canadians out there know where I can purchase DE. I am having issues finding some and the pool stores over here in Quebec have no clue what I am talking about.

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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Expand your search a little. WalMart, and other big box stores tend to carry it during the pool season. Canadian Tire sells everything in the world, right?

    Another option is to switch to Cellulose Fiber which is a direct replacement filter media for swimming pools filters.
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Already tried Walmart and large to small chain hardware stores. Can't seem to find it. And Yes, Canadian Tire does sell everything in the world....except DE! and Like I said before, store personnel look at me as if I was from Mars when I inquire about DE. I am wondering if it is even available in Canada. I'll have to look into Cellulose Fiber as an alternative as mentioned.
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by nofa93 View Post
    Already tried Walmart and large to small chain hardware stores. Can't seem to find it. And Yes, Canadian Tire does sell everything in the world....except DE! and Like I said before, store personnel look at me as if I was from Mars when I inquire about DE. I am wondering if it is even available in Canada. I'll have to look into Cellulose Fiber as an alternative as mentioned.
    Hey, nofa93! I'm in Winnipeg!! The only DE that I can find here is food-grade, which is not recommended. Did you ever find a source, or look into Cellulose Fiber? I'd love to hear anything that you learned, thanks!
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Have you checked Lowe's? They carry it here stateside in their yard and garden section.
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosqueboy View Post
    Have you checked Lowe's? They carry it here stateside in their yard and garden section.
    Hi, Bosqueboy.

    We don't have Lowe's here, unfortunately!
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Try calling ClearTech in Winnipeg at 1 800-387-7503
    They manufacture Swim Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth.
    Maybe they can tell you if they have a distributor in your area.

    Also found it on amazon.ca using the search term, "pool diatomaceous earth".
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by nedchavez View Post
    Try calling ClearTech in Winnipeg at 1 800-387-7503
    They manufacture Swim Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth.
    Maybe they can tell you if they have a distributor in your area.
    Hey, nedchavez! I actually found them earlier today. In case nofa93 or anyone else is interested in pricing information, it's $27.33 for a 11.34 kg bag.
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    I found pool store in Toronto that carried it but they would not ship. Local pickup only. Amazon has it as well but shipping rate is outrageous. I will have to give cleartech a call to see if they would ship to Quebec for a reasonable amount.
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosqueboy View Post
    Have you checked Lowe's? They carry it here stateside in their yard and garden section.
    DE for pools and DE for gardens are not interchangeable. "Swimming pool DE is heat-treated (calcined), partially melted, and chemically treated."
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    Re: Where to buy DE in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by nofa93 View Post
    I found pool store in Toronto that carried it but they would not ship. Local pickup only. Amazon has it as well but shipping rate is outrageous. I will have to give cleartech a call to see if they would ship to Quebec for a reasonable amount.
    I hope that they will do it for you. It's unfortunate that there isn't a distributor in Quebec! Hey...I'm thinking that might be a business opportunity for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofa93 View Post
    Amazon has it as well but shipping rate is outrageous.
    Wow, you're not kidding! I just checked and it's $65.28 for shipping
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