Got a DE filter. Is a separation tank my only option for containing the used DE that comes out every time you clean the filter?
With a separation tank costing around $350, I'm left questioning if I should buy that, or just buy a sand filter instead (since the DE filter is at least 5 years old, maybe more). The mess the DE has left over the years makes me realize I need some kind of solution though.
Are there any homegrown solutions that work? Like some kind of netting to catch it when you clean?