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Re: DE from a Pool

I> I was wondering if anybody has tried using the DE that is
>  available from pool supplies instead of the semi-costly
>  DE that is sold by Vortex. What is the difference if any.
>  Is the Vortex powder bleached or finer or are they all the same

I can't tell you what the difference is, but I use swimming pool DE in my 
vortex filter and it works just fine.  I'm gonna guess that the expensive 
Vortex stuff is more uniform in size and has less dust.  But the dust just 
gets trapped in the filter like any other particulates, so what does it