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    DE ?

    Good morning,

    Is this the right stuff?

    Amazon.com : Robelle 4024 D.E./Diatomaceous Earth Powder for Swimming Pools, 24-Pound : Pool Supplies Chemicals : Home Improvement

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the right stuff but in smaller quantities?

    Thank you,
    Mike
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    Re: DE ?

    Yes, it is DE for pools. No, I do not know where you can buy smaller bags, but I know they exist.
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    Re: DE ?

    Smallest I could find was a 20 lb. box of the stuff. Should last me til retirement as it's just a filter enhancement 2-3 times a summer when I backwash my sand filter.

    Although I hate that Clorox is branding every pool chemical and supply under the sun, here's a slightly smaller and cheaper one. Amazon.com : CLOROX Pool Garden
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    Re: DE ?

    You could try cellulose instead. Amazon
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    Re: DE ?

    I get Splash brand DE. 24lb box broken up into four 6lb bags.
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    Re: DE ?

    Last year I bought it via the Ace Hardware website. 20# delivered to the store for $14.99, free shipping.

    Used a bit last night in the sand filter and it my water just sparkles!
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    Help me DE to sand filter

    Split by moderator from HERE. jblizzle

    I'm doing this today. Pump 1 and 3 have skimmer baskets at the water line. #2 doesn't; it flows from the bottom drain. Any suggestions for adding DE 11 feet down?

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    Re: DE ?

    Why are you doing this?

    I would just add it to the 2 pumps that have the skimmers ( I assume they each have their own sand filter?) and forget about the other pump.
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