It sounds bad, but it’s actually the opposite. A D.E. filter breakdown, as you will discover as you continue to read, is a wonderful thing…
First, you should know that D.E. stands for diatomaceous earth, which is natural soft, siliceous sediment. It’s basically rock which easily crumbles into fine white powder…so fine that it can become thirty times smaller than a grain of salt.
Ok, now for the D.E. filter definition. A D.E. filter – also known as a water polisher and, by the way, an incredible filtration system for pools – absorbs and filters these microscopic water impurities. There are eight grids within a D.E. filter.
As you might expect, diatomaceous earth can build up, so yearly grid inspection for rips, tears and normal build-up is recommended. Yearly DE filter breakdown maintenance will ensure that your DE filter continues to operate optimally. SE Pool Supply & Chemical provides D.E. filter breakdown service as an added convenience for customers and keeps most grid sizes in stock.
At SE Pool Supply & Chemical, there are never any surprises with our repairs because we present our customers with all repair information and related costs right up front. Just give us a call at 386-410-5867 to schedule your D.E. filter breakdown service call for just $85. If our pool repair technician determines that any of your grids needs to be replaced, that repair is easy and affordable through SE Pool Supply & Chemical too. The cost to replace all eight grids is a total of $200.