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Old September 21st 05, 07:56 PM
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Actually it's supposed to be good for the lawn since the tiny
shells hold water for the turf, plus DE kills off grubs and other
things like that. DE is specifically recommended for grub
control, in fact.


I believe that filter DE is different than the DE used for pest prevention.
If I remember correctly, filter DE is finer and more likely to cause
problems if inhaled.

Bob



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Old September 21st 05, 08:27 PM
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"Bob" wrote

I believe that filter DE is different than the DE used for pest
prevention.
If I remember correctly, filter DE is finer and more likely to cause
problems if inhaled.

Bob


Like, WOW, man! I just snorted some of this **** and I can see diatoms!

Steve (sorry, just a 60's flashback) g


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Old September 22nd 05, 12:45 AM
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Thanks all for the ideas. Yes, I too have heard that the pool filter stuff
is processed differently and not the best stuff to have in your environment.
It also builds up, and I really don't want a layer of this stuff building up
on the lawn with the kids playing in it, creating dust, breathing it etc.
And the lawn doesn't generally do too well with pool water. Disposing of
it in the sanitary sewer may be the lesser of evils. However, I suppose I
could package it in little baggies and send it to Bob's house for resale ;-)

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"Bob" wrote

I believe that filter DE is different than the DE used for pest
prevention.
If I remember correctly, filter DE is finer and more likely to cause
problems if inhaled.

Bob


Like, WOW, man! I just snorted some of this **** and I can see diatoms!

Steve (sorry, just a 60's flashback) g



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Old September 22nd 05, 05:49 AM
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Scott Sherratt writes:

Yes, I too have heard that the pool filter stuff
is processed differently and not the best stuff to have in your
environment. It also builds up, and I really don't want a layer of
this stuff building up on the lawn with the kids playing in it,
creating dust, breathing it etc.


Since you are being so reasonable about airborne silica, you will of course
avoid the beach, especially on breezy days.
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Old September 23rd 05, 08:47 AM
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Algae likes the pool water just fine - grows well if I don't keep up with
the chlorine. The grass just doesn't like it ... probably wierd california
grass....

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And the lawn doesn't generally do too well with pool water



You should not get in the water if that is true.

My city water tested right in the middle of the sweet spot with my
pool test kit (reagents) and people water their grass all the time
with it.





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Old September 23rd 05, 09:01 AM
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Yep - I avoid the beach on very windy days. I like to be warm. Our beaches
are cold enough on calm days.

I've read other articles where people consider used Pool DE as "Haz-Mat" ...
So the truth is out there somewhere. And no, I don't wear a bunny suit & a
gas mask to the beach ... though with cold temps, and some of the strange
stuff in the water, might not be a bad idea.

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Scott Sherratt writes:

Yes, I too have heard that the pool filter stuff
is processed differently and not the best stuff to have in your
environment. It also builds up, and I really don't want a layer of
this stuff building up on the lawn with the kids playing in it,
creating dust, breathing it etc.


Since you are being so reasonable about airborne silica, you will of
course
avoid the beach, especially on breezy days.





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