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    De filter problem

    I have an above ground 24 foot by 52 inch. i have had the pool for 4 years never a problem. this year i took the filter apart and cleaned the fingers twice I did this. I soaked over night in water and soap the hosed off. put filter together again and started filter added De ran filter. The filter runs good for about 1 hour before the discharge is weak. I pump the handel drain from the bottom of the filter and re start. before i keep doing this process I would like some help. I have not added more de to the filter except for the initial start up. the kids are killing me and what to swim.thanks in advance for any help.

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: De filter problem

    What brand is your filter, and is the pool water dirty or discolored?
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    Re: De filter problem

    hayward, shocked today and just cloudy, was green.

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    SW PA

    Re: De filter problem

    How much DE did you put in? Any chance you over loaded it?
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: De filter problem

    Dead algae can clog up a DE filter quite quickly. If the water is clear then it is more mysterious.
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