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    Thinking about a Dry Well

    I have a Hayworth DE filter. When I backwash I use the yard. I was thinking of putting in a dry well to backwash into; I know there are containers that you can purchase but I really don't want to go that route, they sound messy and more work than they are worth(but I could be wrong ). Any suggestions?

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: Thinking about a Dry Well

    You need some kind of well casing or the walls will just collapse in and fill the well. There are many choices, from a barrel with lots of holes punched in the side to commercial well casing.

    Another approach would be to use a large buried mass of gravel with landscaping cloth all around it to keep the soil out.
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    Re: Thinking about a Dry Well

    A co-worker of used 2 55-gallon barrels. He just left the bottom open, ran the pipe, and buried them.
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