Archive for June, 2010

Soak pool filter in acid
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5 Minutes of Pressure with My Hayward DE Filter

I know I should have given up a few days ago, but I’m still trying to make my “deal” work. If you’ve read more than one post, you know I’m starting this pool season with a very dirty pool. There are leaves at the bottom, bugs and all kinds of yucky stuff.

Another Hayward EC40 DE Filter Discovery
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Another Hayward EC40 DE Filter Discovery

Okay, if you’ve read any of the other posts on this blog, you know that I’m working with a second hand Hayward DE EC40 Perflex pool filter. When I first got it I took it apart to see how it works. It wasn’t until I got it working that I learned that some of the […]

Pool Testing Kit
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See What You See and Not What You Want to See

While I was in the process of lowering the pH on the pool, I tested the water every two hours after adding pH Decrease. I could have sworn that my water pH levels were nearing the target zone because every time I looked at the colors on the testing kit, it seemed to get closer […]

Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water
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Pool Chemistry and Getting Clear Water

Now that I’ve got the pump working and the right amount of DE in the filter it’s time to get the water clear. However, before I can get the water from its ever so interesting milky green to clear, I’ve got to test it to see its chemical makeup. Once I know where it is […]

Adding Diatomaceous Earth to a DE Filter
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Adding Diatomaceous Earth to a DE Filter

No matter what type of DE filter you have (in my case it’s a Hayward DE40), you have to make sure you add the proper amount of DE. Adding too much means the DE will end up back into the pool and adding too little will prevent the filter from running at its best.

Pool Pumps - Some Things Can’t be Fixed
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Pool Pumps – Some Things Can’t be Fixed

After purchasing the Hayward filter from my neighbor, among other things I had to spend some time getting warm and fuzzy with the pump.  Once I plugged it in and heard it roar (and I mean it really ROARED), I figured it was old and angry but it worked.  I was wrong.

Old Hose Connection
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Connecting Those Pesky Pool Hoses

I never knew there were so many varieties of pool hoses and hose adapters. I’m not so sure if it was the pool filter manufacturer or the installation company (which later went out of business) but as I replace my old setup with the Hayward EC40 DE filter system I see that I now have […]

Hayward Filter Fingers
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Dismantling the Old Hayward Perflex EC40 DE Filter

As I said earlier, the best way to get to know a filter is to take it apart. The Hayward EC40 DE pool filter is an interesting little fella. Unlike my old Sta-Rite filter, in order to get to the guts of the Hayward filter I had to remove 12 bolts before I could lift […]

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