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The DE in my Hayward pool filter is not sticking to the fingers. This is resulting in too much pressure when vacuuming and the brush sticking to the bottom of the pool. I have to turn it off to release the brush. Please help me.

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It sounds like your D.E. fingers are clogged with old D.E. and debris. I would do an acid wash. A product called Filter Blaster works great. Also you should never lift your vacuum off of the liner when the filter is on, you should turn it off first and then detach the hose, vacuum and pole.

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The de coming back into the pump isnt anything serious, there may be a small air leak causing the water in the filter to drain into the pump.

As far as having to bump every couple of hours... is the pool really dirty?

Is your pressure gauge broken? Turn off the pump, does the gauge drop to zero? Alot of times they dont drop to zero, so when you hit 25psi it may really only be 15. Happens alot actually.

If pool is clean and clear and the gauge is fine... have you ever taken apart the filter and cleaned the de fingers? If not, i would take it apart, rinse all of the fingers and then let them soak over night in a filter cleaner solution. This cleans them much better then a plain garden hose spray. After they soak, spray them down again, add new de and you should be good to go....

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Is this your first time using the pool filter? There are several things that you will want to check. Make sure that the pump is primed and running. Make sure that all air has escaped the filter and that you have a steady stream of water from the return line. Then, you need to pre-coat the filter with DE. This is an important step. Scoop 5 lbs. of DE into you skimmer as fast as the plumbing will take it. You will also need to regenerate when your pressure drops off. Stop the pump. Move the bump handle down slowly, then up briskly. Repeat 3 times. Restart the pump and filtration will resume at near the original flow and pressure. After each regeneration, and until the filter is cleaned, there may be a slight increase in the starting pressure. This is the result of dirt accumulating within the filter and is completely normal.

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That's common, it happens for about 30 seconds when you first turn the filter on. If it is happening more than that then their may be a small tear in the nylon of your fingers or a bolt and nut loose on the tubesheets.

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A better way to clean the filter tubes in the EC40 is to remove the filter tube assembly and soak it in a 5 gallon paint pail that is filled with a solution of water and a 20% muriatic acid, available at hardware and home center stores. Be very careful handling the muriatic acid. Don't splash it around.

Mix it in a 1-to-1 ratio with water and soak the assembly for at least 8 hours. Keep the soaking pail out of the reach of kids and animals.

Remove the assembly, properly dispose of the acid mix and refill the pail with clean water. Soak again for 3 to 4 hours, then reassemble your filter.

Some pool guys say it isn't necessary to soak the tubes in clean water because the muriatic acid will not harm the pool water and will reduce the pH if it's too high. I've always soaked them to be safe.

This is a link to the Hayward manual that describes the process:
www.haywardnet.com/products/Manuals/pdfs/manual9.pdf

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How much DE are you putting in it??? If it is a EC40 then no more than 4 small coffee cans of DE.
If it is an EC65, then no more than 6 - small coffee cans of DE. ( you can even shy back by a 1/2 of can of DE, without any problems.
Is the pool green??? If so, the filter will continue to plug up until clean.
Keep your Chlorine abit on the high side...DE filters run best with a chl reading of 3.0

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