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    Aqua Perl D.E. Substitute Pool Filter Media

      Aqua Perl D.E. Substitute Pool Filter Media is rated 3.4705882352941178 out of 5 by 17.
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    Harness The Pool Filtering Power of Volcanic Glass

    Take control of your pool filter routine and remove even the smallest and most challenging of particles with Aqua Perl. This amazing diatomaceous earth replacement is one of the world’s best filter media. Aqua Perl is created from volcanic glass, meaning it’s not only all-natural but also completely free of crystalline silica. It boasts a lower density than diatomaceous earth alternatives, ensuring uniform pre-coating and a fast, easy and thorough backwashing.

    Aqua Perl provides a powerful and superior DE alternative and it requires only half the product to achieve the same results of traditional DE. As well as more efficiency with less product, Aqua Perl also requires no converting—just use the scoop to determine exactly how much you need. It doesn’t attract oil byproducts meaning longer filter cycles and less work for you, and this high-grade filter media has not only a lower density than DE but also a higher capacity to contain solids and oils.

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      • Item: # A6300 12 lb. $21.99
        D.E. Equilvalent 25 lbs.
      • Item: # A6305 24 lb. (2 x 12) $42.99
        D.E. Equilvalent 50 lbs
      • Item: # A6310 48 lb. (4 x 12) $84.99
      • Item: # A6315 96 lb. (8 x 12) $162.99
      • Item: # A6320 240 lb. (20 x 12) $323.99
      • Item: # A6195 D.E. Scooper (1 lb. capacity) $9.99
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      • Aqua Perl DE Substitute Pool Filter Media is derived from volcanic glass
      • 100% crystalline silica free and all-natural
      • Easy to use, improves filter efficiency and keeps water clean and clear
      • Can be used to replace DE powder and cellulose in all DE filters
      • NSF certified perlite filter media
      • A 12 lb. bag of Aqua Perl equals a 25 lb. bag of diatomaceous earth
      • Economic pricing for a great value
      • Extends the length of filter cycles

      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I started using this filter aid in my D. E. filter 3 weeks ago to get away from the hazards of D.E. I completely cleaned out my filter beforehand as per some blogs I've read and, though I wouldn't say my water is any clearer with this product, it is still perfectly clear, the filter pressure has behaved normally (1/2 psi total increase in 3 weeks) and it's not carcinogenic. I have to order it since it's not sold where I live but, with IN THE SWIM prices, if you buy enough to avoid the shipping charges, it's a little bit cheaper than D. E. It's supposed to backflush out more completely than D. E. too but no data on that yet. So far, I'm happy.
      Date published: 2016-03-12
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from It Works -- But Takes Some Effort There are several negative reviews all because of problems with grids clogging after using this DE replacement. Whenever you switch filter media types, the filter must be thoroughly cleaned of the old media. This requires backwashing, disassembly and rinsing the grids, soaking the grids in detergent (I use automatic dishwasher detergent with a little TSP added) and water, and removing all water and old media from the filter housing. If there are calcium deposits on the grids and/or housing, they should be sprayed with 5:1 water:muriatic acid after washing and rinsing followed by a thorough rinse with clean water. You will be shocked at what comes off the grids when they are soaked in water/detergent. Make sure you rinse everything before reassembly. If you thoroughly clean the filter and remove all the old filter media, you will not have problems with the grids clogging.
      Date published: 2012-06-07
      Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fine replacement I bought this product for the new pool season based on the reviews. The bag is the same size as the DE bag although half the weight but you need to use the same quality on both products. One feature that attracted me to this alternative to DE was the longer time between backwashing the filter. So far there doesn't seem to be any difference in required back flush. As far as filtering ability I was impressed I was able to get my pool balanced a clear within two days.
      Date published: 2016-07-28
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from best product I am so glad I switched from D.E. to Aqua Perl. D.E. was very heavy, lumpy, and extremely hard to backwash out of the filter. With Aqua Perl there is none of that. I recommend this product to anyone.
      Date published: 2007-08-25
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      Technical Specifications:

      • Aqua Pearl is a diatomaceous earth alternative.
      • Volcanic in origin, Aqua Pearl is 100% crystalline silica free
      • Won’t attract oil by-products, allowing longer filter cycles
      • 12 lbs is equivalent to 25 lbs of D.E. (Example: 1/2 lb. of Aqua Pearl = 1 lb. of D.E.)

      What is Aqua Perl Made out of?
      Natural volcanic product 99% Silica Free. A paper pulp.
      What are some main differences between this and D.E.?
      Weighs less; filters better; easier to remove from filter grids; lengthens the time between backwashing and cleaning.
      Is Aqua Perl a carcinogen?
      No. Unlike D.E., Aqua Perl is not a carcinogen. It is an alternative to D.E. that some states require their residents to use.
      How much Aqua Perl do I use?
      Aqua Perl weighs half as much as D.E., but the consistency or volume of product is the same amount. 1/2 lb. of AquaPerl (1 scoop) = 1 lb. of D.E. (1 scoop). If you normally add 4 lbs of D.E., you will still use the same measuring cup or can and add the same amount of scoops of Aqua Perl to your D.E. filter.
      Note: "Scoop" is defined as a standard 1-lb D.E. scoop. The
      20 ft - 29 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 3 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 1.5
      30 ft - 39 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 4 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 2
      40 ft - 49 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 5 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 2.5
      50 ft - 59 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 6 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 3
      60 ft - 69 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 7 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 3.5
      70 ft - 79 ft
      Recommended "Scoops" - 8
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 4
      80 ft - 89 ft

      Recommended "Scoops" - 9 
      Recommended Pounds of Aqua Perl - 4.5


      Trouble Shooting:

      • Use the same amount of scoops of Aqua Perl as you would DE.
      • Weighs less then DE, but still requires the same amount of scoops.
      • Using a coffee can to add your Aqua Perl? By using a coffee can you can end up putting too much or too little Aqua Perl into your filter. The manufacturers give dosages in lbs. Not every coffee can has a 1 pound capacity. It is recommended to use a DE scoop, item #A6195, to get the correct amount of Aqua Perl into your filter.
      • Make sure to introduce the Aqua Perl in through your skimmer.

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