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    Does adding DE help clear that cloudiness

    Does adding DE help clear that cloudiness that many of us are experienceing towards the end of our SLAM. Everything else is going according to plan regarding CC and OCLT
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    Re: Adding DE to Sand Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy24 View Post
    Not sure which "adding DE to sand" thread to bump...

    Does adding DE help clear that cloudiness that many of us are experienceing towards the end of our SLAM. Everything else is going according to plan regarding CC and OCLT
    You really shouldn't bump someone else's thread with your question. Keep your questions about your pool in your thread. It really makes it a lot easier for someone to follow your progress.

    Topic split. JasonLion

    Now, in answer to your question, yes near the end of a SLAM this can help clear the water. Reading through the posts of yours I could find quickly I see you got your test kit around the 10th, but really didn't see anything about conducting a SLAM. How are your numbers?
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    Re: Adding DE to Sand Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    You really shouldn't bump someone else's thread with your question. Keep your questions about your pool in your thread. It really makes it a lot easier for someone to follow your progress.

    Now, in answer to your question, yes near the end of a SLAM this can help clear the water. Reading through the posts of yours I could find quickly I see you got your test kit around the 10th, but really didn't see anything about conducting a SLAM. How are your numbers?
    I'll update my post and move the question over, thanks. I'm used to other forums wanting to condense threads instead of having the same topics over and over, my bad.
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    Re: Adding DE to Sand Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy24 View Post
    I'll update my post and move the question over, thanks. I'm used to other forums wanting to condense threads instead of having the same topics over and over, my bad.
    Not bad, just a learning curve. Many other forums are topic oriented, while this one deals with many specific pools. It's easier for everyone if all of the information for your pool is kept together so people making suggestions have a history of what you have done.
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    Re: Does adding DE help clear that cloudiness

    I do find that adding a little DE (I use synthetic variety) to my Sand Filter does help filter out that last bit of cloudiness.
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