Perlite

MA5177

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Anyone use perlite instead of DE? Been thinking of trying it and saw some in the garden department at Home Depot.

The stuff there seemed too coarse so I didn’t buy it, should I order on Amazon? $33 for 13 lbs. thanks
 

ajw22

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I found other mediums in my DE filter clogged more rapidly with rising filter pressure and low flow. It required backwashing more often and became a PITA. I went back to using DE. YMMV.
 
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Mike0893

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I use the Agua Perl perlite. I have been using it just over a year. My filter doesn’t have a backwash valve. I clean the filter twice a year. Water looks great.
 
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MA5177

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I found other mediums in my DE filter clogged more rapidly with rising filter pressure and low flow. It required backwashing more often and became a PITA. I went back to using DE. YMMV.
I’ve read other stories saying the same thing, that the pressure rises fast. Just going to stick with DE thanks