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Diatomaceous Earth

What the heck is that? Swimming pool filter media is only one use for this long expired diatom. In the swimming pool industry D.E filters have been a thing for quite some time.The image above is a microscopic view of those diatoms.They are small porous bits of organic material used to coat D.E. filter grids.…

Does my pool sand get old?

It doesn’t get old but it can change over time.Swimming pool sand is a particular size.It’s not just any sand. The changes that occur will depend on what goes thru the filter.Generally, filter sand will last for a few years.Poor filter maintenance and water chemistry will diminish it’s effectiveness. Like the river rocks pictured above…

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