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    few questions

    I have been in pool school for a few weeks now and have a few questions.

    I have a chlorinated hard piped into my de filter and pump. I currently use 3" tablets in it, I know they suck, but in the future when I swap to the holy grail of bleach and a tf100 what do I do with my chlorinator ? Just put it on 100% flow and leave it empty?

    Pour bleach in over return jet?

    Dilute bleach?

    Is it normal in the first few days of running filter to backwash and recharge once or more a day?

    How often should I breakdown filter and do a thorough cleaning ?

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    Re: few questions

    Yes pour bleach in front of return jet with pump on.

    No need to dilute just pour slowly

    Sound like you have a DE filter. I don't know much about them. Please update your signature in settings with your pool and equipment info.
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    Re: few questions

    Will update tonight with model #s.

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    Re: few questions

    Yes, leave the chlorinator empty and full flow. You could use it in the future when you leave for multiple days.
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    Re: few questions

    Great, thanks you two.

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    Re: few questions

    Is your filter sand, DE or cartridge?
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    Re: few questions

    de - updated sig
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    Re: few questions

    Ha, the one filter that I know nothing about! But, I do have a link to a handy pool school article on cleaning it.
    Pool School - Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters

    As to you filter clogging frequently, that is often an early sign of an algae bloom in the pool and the filter is clogging with dead algae. Then the pool gets cloudy, then green, then swamp. Have you noticed higher than normal chlorine consumption?

    Performing an Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT) can help to determine if you have organic material using up chlorine.
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    Re: few questions

    Thanks for the info pooldv. I did read that already. There looks like there is a broken link on the de section of the post for more info on de filter cleaning unfortunately.
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    Here you go, I found it
    Use and care for DE filters
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    Re: few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Here you go, I found it
    Use and care for DE filters
    Thank you thank you!!!
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