how to install a de pool filter

Poolside Repair: How To Install A D.E. Filter

Hello everyone, it is matt and Rob again and it is time for Episode 2 of Poolside repair, this show we install a DE pool filter. Diatomaceous Earth material for pool filters and a great choice for any pool with small gritty debris.

Patrick, in Lake mary Florida called us because he was dealing with a serious tree oil issue, specifcally cedar oil in his pool. His old single cartridge filter was not doing to job so he wanted to upgrade to the Hayward Pro Grid 60 SQ. ft. – DE6020. DE filters can catch dirt and debris as small as 1-3 microns, while cartridge filters can only capture particles 10 microns in width.

The general outline for the install is:

  • Remove old filter
  • Set in filter, to plan for replumbing
  • Attach plumbing lines
  • Add DE

But of course , nothing in pools is that simple, so let’s head to the pool and get to work. Also, we have a basic outline of the steps below the video in case you want to follow along.

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how to select the correct pool filter

Inground Pool Equipment Selection Part 2: Filters

Hello and welcome back to our pool equipment selection series. We’ve already walked you through the process of sizing up the pump. The next step will be to select the type of filter that can handle the size of the pool and the pump. There are three filter types common on residential pools, and they are  Sand, Cartridge, and DE. Each have their pros and cons; we will talk you through the basics of each type then we will dive into the finer points. And again, don’t forget to check out part one of the pool equipment selection series in which we discuss how to select and properly size your inground pool pump.

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The Different Filter Systems for Above Ground Pools

The Different Filter Systems for Above Ground Pools

In my opinion, choosing a filter system is a big consideration when getting an above ground pool. The filter system is what you’ll be working with the most as it’s the main component responsible for taking care of the pool. Of course getting quality products and acquiring the correct size pump and filter for the pool are important, but for the sake of this blog post I’m going to focus on the types of filter systems you can get.

Most of the time above ground pool filter systems come in a pack. It’ll come in one big box and have the pump, filter, base or pad, and any fittings needed for assembly and hoses for attachment to the pool. Here we go then. (more…)

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Push-Pull vs Multi-PorFilter Valves

Poolside Chat Episode #27: Push-Pull vs Multi-Port Valves

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Push-Pull vs Multi-Port Valves: Which one wins the title of Best Pool Filter Valve?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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how to fix a pool filter lid

Poolside Chat Episode #20: Should I Fix My Cracked Filter Lid?

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Should I Fix My Cracked Pool Filter Lid?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #20 Video: Pool Filter Repair

Watch the video it’s easier than reading ;)

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