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de powder is getting back into the pool.I have replaced all

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de powder is getting back into the pool.I have replaced all the grids and the filter run sfine except for the de deposits. What else can I do? I had aservice tech out twice and he said its fine but when I vaccuum the bag still has de powder in it. Please help. Thank you

Hi. I'm Smitty. I am a professional appliance repair consultant here to help you diagnose, and repair, your appliance.


Did you have this problem before you replaced the grids and filter screen? If you did it is probably just residual DE that is still in the system. It can take a long time to get it all out believe me. A filter on a motel pool I maintained blew out once. It took me 3 months to get it to stop leaving DE on the bottom of the pool.

Other than that there is a possibility that the DE is actually sand from a busted underground pipe (not likely but I have seen it), or the filter has a hole/leak in the screens.

Please let me know if you have any other immediate concerns.
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