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    new build what are the pros and cons of filters

    Hi all new to the board-

    We are building a inground gunite pool. The Neighbor says go with a DE filter. What are the pros and cons of each?
    Which type are easiest to maintain?
    Can they all backwash?

    Thanks in advance
    18,900 Stonescapes Tahoe Blue xtra black, 8 jet Spa, Pentair inteliflo VS , Pentair FNS 60 DE, Inteliclor40, Pentair 400,000 Mastertemp heater, 3 spillovers powered by a Pentair 1 HP whisperflo pump, The pool Cleaner, 2 Intellibright color changing lights and 400 sq ft. of Heliocol roof mounted solar.

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    Re: new build what are the pros and cons of filters

    You may find the answers you seek in Pool School, specifically this section:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/categ...pool_equipment

    and this one:

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ter_comparison

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