DE in pool


May 27, 2008
This year my pool has been nothing but trouble. So it’s no surprise DE is collecting on the floor of the pool. How do I get it out?

I have a dolphin vacuum which doesn’t do anything but make it dust up. It’s a sta rite pld50 cartridge filter so no backwash feature.

Can we swim with the DE dusting up? It’s been a long process to getting it cleared this year and the kids want to get in

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Salt Water Generator
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CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Can we swim with the DE dusting up?
As long as you can see to the deep end it's fine, yes, you can swim. The biggest danger with DE is in dust form and breathing it in. It may take a while to finally vacuum/filter it out though.
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