aquatech diatomaceous earth filter

sonflower

Well-known member
Jun 2, 2010
157
Fort Worth, TX
Yes. That looks just like our DE filter. Is it a 60 sq. ft. filter?

I am not an expert; however, hubby & I have cleaned our DE filter many, many times. We have also replaced many parts in it.

If I can answer your question I will be glad to do so.

What do you want to know? I will try to help you. :)
 

stephorama2010

New member
Jul 3, 2010
4
Haltom City, TX
Where would I find the info as to the 60 sq. ft.?

Yours is the same brand? Any idea how old it is?

It must be a Fort Worth thing....we are neighbors! ;)

Thanks so much for your reply!
 

sonflower

Well-known member
Jun 2, 2010
157
Fort Worth, TX
If you're in FW I suspect Pulliam installed your pool. Would be worth calling Pulliam & asking. Then you could get all the specs on your equipment etc. It was the specs that told me it was 60 sq. ft. I don't believe it was on the filter anywhere.
 

Rangeball

Well-known member
May 25, 2007
785
steph, look at the bottom right corner of the label in your pic. See the hole punched out at the bottom, the second from the left? Look at the column above this hole and that should tell you the specific model # as well as the specs.
 

Rangeball

Well-known member
May 25, 2007
785
It means that your grids provide 60'ft of surface area for the DE to attach to and water to filter through. Mine is only 36. Bigger is better :) More time between breakdown and cleaning or back-washing.
 

PaulR

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 11, 2009
1,966
Cupertino, CA
Now that you know the model, it might be possible to google up an online owners manual. I was able to find one for my filter that way.

The main reason to know the square feet is because that tells you how much DE to use. For example, in my filter, 36 ft wants 4.5 lb, and 60 ft wants 7.5 lb (i.e. 1.25 lb per 10 sq ft). I don't know whether those ratios apply to all DE filters.
--paulr

(Edited to fix a slipped decimal point.)