Easier way of taking the hayward EC65a apart?

mascott

New member
May 31, 2012
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I just wanted to ask "waste" on how you make it easier taking the hayward EC65a apart and back together to clean it? I am having problems with pressure raising too quickly. I started the season soaking the grids in laundry detergent and then acid. The pool only ran for about 2 hours and need to be bumped. I bump the 3 to 4 times the first couple times and then recoated but still will only run about 2 hour before pressure built and needs to be done again. Any help would be great.

Thanks,
Mike
 

Isaac-1

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May 10, 2010
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SW Louisiana
A couple of questions, are you using DE or a DE substitute? Also what does your water look like, if it is a swamp you will need to bump and recoat often as there is a lot of junk in the water and the filter is doing its job. Also are you carefully measuring the amount of DE when recoating?


Ike
 

mascott

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May 31, 2012
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I am using DE, does that stuff go bad? I have had it for about 3 seasons now. I have just started up the pool for the season so that might be the cause of the problem. I will continue to bump and re charge with DE. I am using a 1 lb coffee can I think that is what Hayward suggested in the manual and it has worked in past seasons.

Thanks,
Mike
 

Isaac-1

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May 10, 2010
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SW Louisiana
DE should still be good, you can buy DE scoops that are sized for 1 pound of DE (maybe other sizes too) I just bought one off ebay for my EC75 as I was tired of weighing the DE on a kitchen scale, price was under $10 shipped. Not sue about the 1 pound coffee can comparison, it is in the right ballpark.