And last but not least is step 4 – diatomaceous earth filter rental. In general, if you have a DE filter you will not experience lasting problems with cloudy water due to the ultra-fine filtration capacity of these filters. In fact I would go so far as to say that if you already have a DE filter and are experiencing persistent cloudiness there is almost always something wrong with your current filter – i.e. a rip in a grid or finger internally, an o-ring that is badly compromised, or cracks on some of the plastic hardware internally. Beyond these issues there is very little that should prevent a DE filter from clearing any pool, which is why E-Z Test Pool Supplies offers a 7-day DE filter rental that comes with a money back guarantee! Either your pool will be clear after 7 days or we will gladly give you your money back. In short, we’re confident that this will cure your worst cloudiness ailments.
As always when trying to clear a pool, be sure to maintain a chlorine level of 1-3 ppm (parts per million), preferably higher, so as to chemically chew up as much as possible. This will aid the filter in removing debris. The system available for rental at our stores includes: a DE filter/tank, a 1 HP pump and 2 hoses (for the inlet and outlet). It is recommended that this filter be used along with your filter simultaneously, placed on a level surface and placed within 3 to 5 feet of the pool. Both hoses will be draped over the sides directly into the water. The filter comes pre-charged with DE and initial operating pressure will be at 10-12 PSI. Since this filter will be removing debris at a high rate, plan on being readily available to check and shut off filter when the gauge reaches 20 PSI – we advise that you do NOT hook up the filter and leave for the day.
D.E. Filter particle comparison to Sand Filter and Cartridge Filter
Keep in mind that this system is not GFCI protected! Do not use while people are in the pool!
This program has been immensely successful here at E-Z Test Pool Supplies in helping our customers clear problem cloudiness and points out the fact that although sand and element filters are not bad filters, they simply do not remove as fine a particle as DE filters do. Sand filters down to 20 microns, element filters go down to 10 microns, while DE removes all particles as small as 2 microns! That’s 5 times smaller than an element style and 10 times smaller than a sand filter!
Persistent problem cloudiness?
What step are you on? At E-Z Test Pool Supplies we can get you back on track! If you have questions please reach out to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.