So, with an increase in pool traffic and, ahem, foreign substances from said traffickers, the pool pump is already working overtime. And while I love that my kids love having a pool, as its chief maintainer, I have more of a love-hate relationship with the water-filled hole in my backyard.
One of the most frustrating parts of the system is the DE Filter Pump that runs for about 6-8 hours per day in the summer. DE (meaning diatomaceous earth) filters help keep your pool clear and clean by cycling the water through a set of grids coated with DE powder. The key factor in the performance of the filter is its water pressure when active. On my filter, the pressure is always visible through an analog dial on top of the filter basket.
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