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Thread: The filter must need some type of cleaning

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    May 2012
    Endicott NY

    The filter must need some type of cleaning

    Split into a new topic. Please ask questions in your own topic. JasonLion

    I'm sorry to revive this old post... But I just installed my new pool and using a hayward pump and hayward DE filter. I have never had a pool before, but knew the filter must need some type of cleaning. I don't know if it has ever been done, but I want to clean it before hooking it up. Is automatic dish washer detergent still the recommended solution? If so, What should I go buy? Any other tips? I'm going to rinse the fingers, and soak over night then rinse and put back together. Seems pretty basic. Am I missing anything?

    21 10500 gal AGP 52' sides, haward 3/4 hp xl pump and earth filter ec50
    Using the bbb method. Tf-100 kit. My first pool so learning in progress!

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: The filter must need some type of cleaning

    Ordinary powdered automatic dishwasher detergent, one cup of automatic dishwasher detergent for every five gallons of water. Not the new liquids or the tablets. There are several brands, they all work.

    It is very simple, and you described it correctly.
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