Question about D.E. Filter grids for swimming pools


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Bill Weissborn

Would anyone happen to know what kind of cloth(for lack of a better
term) covers the plastic grids on a D.E. filter? All of my grids have
one or more small holes which is causing the D.E. to get into the pool.
Replacement grids are gonna cost almost $200.00. I'm hoping I can get
the material/cloth/whatever for a lot cheaper and sew up some new ones.

Thoughts, comments, suggestions ???

Bill W
(remove the e at the end of my name and add an r to chater to email me
directly)
 
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Bill Weissborn

BobK207 said:
I think it might be nylon
That's what I am thinking as well but am not sure where I would find it
or what type of weave is needed.

Ah well...looks like I will end up buying one grid each paycheck until I
get the thing replaced....

Bill
 
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Pop

If you can afford the chemicals/electricity for a swimming pool and the
pump/filter, you can afford the proper materials/parts. There's a lot more
to it than just getting the right material; mostly in reliable application.
 
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Mark

if the holes are small, the DE will just fill them,

a small amount of DE will get into the pool anyway, it will circuilate
around and get trapped inthe filter eventually.

do you have a really large amount of DE making the water cloudy?

if not, don't worry about it.

Mark
 
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BobK207

BobK207 said:
I think it might be nylon
Why? Very poor chemical resistance.

Why? because that's what a remember from opening up a DE filter a
couple of times a year for several years when I was a kid. Now I have
a pool guy & I don't have to do it myself. :)

The feel & look was nylon; could I swear to it? No.

Chemical resistance? how much do you need for pool water?

Chorline ppm? pH?

cheers
Bob
 
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Bill

I'll bet if you will take a swatch of that material to a fabric shop
they can give you a good idea what kind of material it is...why don't
you call the filter company and ask them a trick question to fool them
into telling you what it is...something like..."What kinds of fabric
do you have available for screening out the most minute particles in
the water?"...and..."how many threads per inch does this fabric
contain?"...that ought to get them to spill the beans!

Bill
 
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BobK207

From:

http://www.poolandspa.com/page799.htm

"The nylon mesh on the septa can be repaired, depending on how large a
hole or tear is present. Also check the points where the mesh is sewn
to the frame of the grid."

cheers
Bob

I guess my memory of work done 40 years ago is still pretty good. But
maybe they've added other mesh materials since then.
 

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