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Thread: DE filter with well water

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    DE filter with well water

    This is related to a question I asked in another section.

    For my new pool, should I favor a cartridge filter over a DE filter if I have well water?

    I do not have a water softener - I am questioning the effect that iron and other minerals could have when I have to add water after backwashing.

    Or is it not that big of a deal?
    27' round/4 feet deep above ground pool
    ProClean by Waterway cartridge pool filter (125 square foot)
    Flowrate- 125 gpm

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    Re: DE filter with well water

    The best thing to do is have your water fully tested now. You may have problem minerals and you may not. A cartridge filter uses the least water, but you will still have to add water for evaporation and splash-out, so you can't use water that has serious problems even for that.
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