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    Hayward DE filter

    I've been getting a lot of DE in the pool and whenever I vacuum it up I see clouds of DE from the return. It's been gradually getting worse. Thoughts on whether it's time to replace the grids or if it's something else?

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    Re: Hayward DE filter

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    Sounds like it is time to open up the filter and inspect things ....
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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    +1 on opening up the filter. I's time to inspect to see IF it's the grids. If no damage is detected it would be a good time to soak them overnight and do a through cleaning.
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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    Yo Frog, soak them in what? I'll kiss them if it'll make the pool cleaner.....

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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    this was happening to mine and my grids were cracked
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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    I just soaked my Hayward DE filter grid for the first time, and found the information here to be helpful for the general cleaning part:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...aning-Tutorial

    And for the soaking go here:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...aning-Tutorial

    Also if you soak them be sure you have something you can totally submerse them in like a plastic trash can. I didn't think about that until I got to that step and had to hunt around and clean out our recycling can! Also be prepared to get wet & dirty, it's a messy job!
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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    I couldn't have linked it better if I did it myself Javaverses
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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    Thanks kiss4afrog, just trying to give back some of the help you guys gave me!
    Java - Learning that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!- Houston Tx - 22,000 gallon IG gunite pool running a DE Hayward filter DE-4800 (48SQFT 96 GPM), Hayward Vari-flo multi-port valve 715XR60, Pump - Century Centurion 0-177215-04 1hp. Polaris 9400 Sport Robotic Pool Cleaner. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, a pool light, diving board. Age of pool &equipment unknown, pool age est. ~ 20-30 yrs, equipment probably newer.

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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    Quote Originally Posted by javaverses View Post
    I just soaked my Hayward DE filter grid for the first time, and found the information here to be helpful for the general cleaning part:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...aning-Tutorial

    And for the soaking go here:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...aning-Tutorial

    Also if you soak them be sure you have something you can totally submerse them in like a plastic trash can. I didn't think about that until I got to that step and had to hunt around and clean out our recycling can! Also be prepared to get wet & dirty, it's a messy job!
    Thx for the insight. Will play with it tomorrow and respond back with results. I don't see any amount of buildup in the grids which is why I suspected it was time to replace them. I've been in the house for 6 years and suspect the pool is at least 12 years old. Not sure of the age of the grids, but wondered about the lifespan. They are expensive to replace biut found these on Amazon:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Hayward-Pro-...rd+pool+filter

    I'd hate to pay retail at Leslie's...

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    Re: Hayward DE filter

    There are many eBay sellers for less than that. I got mine for around 130 delivered.
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