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Old 09/21/2017, 08:23 PM   #1
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Water filter/polisher, cannot remember the name, dia-something or other maybe?

A few years ago, I remember reading about a filtration system that was used to 'polish' the water but cannot remember what it was called. It was pumping water through a canister type filter filled with a type of fine sand I think. Anyone have any ideas what that's called? I believe the name was related to the fine sand, dia-something or other maybe?


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Old 09/21/2017, 08:27 PM   #2
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Diatom filter?

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Old 09/21/2017, 09:31 PM   #3
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Yes, diatomaceous earth filter, aka diatom filter.


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Old 09/22/2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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That was it, thank you very much.

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Old 09/22/2017, 12:24 PM   #5
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google Vortex XL Mine is about 30 years old and still works just fine. The perfect thing for those really big clean up jobs.

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