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    How do I know when

    So how do I know when it is time to clean (take apart and Clean) my DE filter?
    I have backwashed a few times since I moved in. I have also been dealing with cloudy water in the pool.
    CYA was high so I did a partial drain and refill, about 1/3.
    Other numbers look good.
    Added about 6 LBS of DE to my skimmer and after about 6 minutes I got a cloud in the pool.
    Just wondering if I need to crack into the filter and clean it or if backwashing will do it?

    Never opened up a DE filter before, but I think I could do it....

    14 years as a Technology Education (Shop) teacher.


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    Re: How do I know when

    I'd open the filter, but you may be looking for a damaged grid or a multiport issue, rather than cleaning it. No matter how dirty it is, it should let any DE into the pool.
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