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Thread: Cleaning sand filter with a Degreaser

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    Cleaning sand filter with a Degreaser

    When we had our pool put in late fall of 08. They gave me a bunch of chems that went with it. I say gave, I am sure i bought them somehow. One of them is a degreaser for the filter. It says to use it 2 times a year.. says to backwash filter first and pour this into the skimmer and let it get into the filter and then turn it off for an hour.. then it says to backwash it again. Does anyone know if i should or should not use this. Or is this one of there pool scams again. It says it has surfactants and caustic soda in it.
    thanks
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: Cleaning sand filter with a Degreaser

    It is very unusual to actually need a degreaser for a sand filter. When you do need it, then great, but 99% of the time it is just a waste of money.
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    Re: Cleaning sand filter with a Degreaser

    that kind of what i was thinking to.. thanks
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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