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.