Category: Hayward DE Filter

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.

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 […]

Don’t Throw the Old Filter Away
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Don’t Throw the Old Filter Away

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that you should never throw away a pool filter/pump assembly unless you’re dismantling your pool and will never need a pool filter again. If something isn’t working properly, replace it. The parts are replaceable and interchangeable.

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