DE for existing sand filter

bill1109

Active member
Aug 26, 2016
36
Chapmansboro, Tn
#1
Hey all,
I have been reading on hear about DE and how to add to my
system. I want that sparkling water that is talked about. My
water is clear but not sparkling. My question, is there anything
special I need to look for, certain brand, special ingredients, or
anthing I could mess up?
Thanks
Bill
 
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bill1109

Active member
Aug 26, 2016
36
Chapmansboro, Tn
#3
Triptyx,
Thank you for responding, I have read that post, just wanted to
make sure I can not get the wrong stuff (food grade garden grade)
all new to me just trying to keep things straight. Hate to say it
but if I get it from a pool store, SHOULD be good to go?
Thanks
Bill
 
#4
Out of curiosity, is food-grade DE bad because it costs more, or will it actually degrade filter performance?

Just wondering because I have some food-grade DE we got to curb an ant infestation a ways back, but I was thinking I might dump the leftovers into the filter.
 

Patrick_B

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
14,999
Midland TX
#5
No, Pool DE is heat treated, and if I remember correctly, food grade gets through the filter. Either way, stick strictly woth Pool DE at all times. No gardening type or food grade.