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    Sand filter detergent? Chemical clean?

    I've seen this stuff in pool shops however have never used it. I've only ever done normal backwashing, and occasional deep cleaning. Is it any use? Does the media really need detergent cleaning?
    50,000L, IG (in ground), Concrete/marblesheen, 40 years old, Sand filter (Zelbrite media), Davey PM Eco (1600rpm), SWG, Clear Choice Labs Testing Kit, solar (25m2 tubes, Davey wisper 500 Boost pump), Zodiac vx50 robot cleaner

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    Re: Sand filter detergent? Chemical clean?

    No. It does not. Deep clean annually and your filter will work fine for decades.
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    Re: Sand filter detergent? Chemical clean?

    Just when you thought they'd come up with the last worthless pocket emptying chemical they possibly could.............
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    Re: Sand filter detergent? Chemical clean?

    Thanks for your comments. Glad to hear it’s not necessary.
    50,000L, IG (in ground), Concrete/marblesheen, 40 years old, Sand filter (Zelbrite media), Davey PM Eco (1600rpm), SWG, Clear Choice Labs Testing Kit, solar (25m2 tubes, Davey wisper 500 Boost pump), Zodiac vx50 robot cleaner

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