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Freddie the Chlorinating Frog
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Back to Discussing Pool Chemistry

Because finding the right recipe for clean pool water can be overwhelming (especially for someone new to the world of chlorine pool chemicals), I’ve decided to take it one step at a time.

Hayard EC40 DE Filter
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Regenerating a Hayward EC40 DE Filter

What a concept! The regeneration feature is a time (and DE) saver. Ok, I’ll repeat myself a little because most people don’t read blogs from beginning to end. Here’s a concise recap: I bought my neighbor’s old filter/motor set up which was a Hayward DE EC40 filter. No instructions, no guarantee, no nothing. I gave […]

Hayward DE Filter Pressure Problem Solved
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Hayward DE Filter Pressure Problem Solved

After spending an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out why my Hayward filter’s pressure kept diminishing I found out the problem is not really a problem. Hayward DE filters like clean pools. They work hard to get your pool spotlessly clean. If you notice your pressure gauge is rising and the pressure of […]

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.

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