Filter sand in pool

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dkoedel
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My Pool: above ground, 21' x 52"
Location: Sarver, Pa

Filter sand in pool

Postby dkoedel » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 07:57

I routinely vacuum my pool with no problems. However I noticed that a lot of debris is actually sand.
I have no sand around my pool so it leads me to believe its coming from the sand filter. What would cause
filter sand to make it into the pool?


TSH Tech

Filter sand in pool

Postby TSH Tech » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 23:42

The dreaded broken lateral(s) will guarantee sand in the pool.

-shut the pool down
-uncap the filter
- drain the water out if the filter has a plug at the bottom
-scoop the sand out
-locate the offending broken laterals
-unscrew the broken lateral
-replace with new, do not fix
OakParts
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My Pool: My Pool uses many different parts.
Location: Oakville

Filter sand in pool

Postby OakParts » Tue 07 Aug, 2012 17:42

Instead of scooping the sand you could use a shop-vac, which will greatly reduce the time spent getting the sand out. It would also be advised to replace the sand. This will increase the filtration quality of the filter, almost giving it a new life.

OakParts
Barolac14
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Location: USA

Filter sand in pool

Postby Barolac14 » Wed 17 Oct, 2012 04:46

TSH Tech wrote:The dreaded broken lateral(s) will guarantee sand in the pool.

-shut the pool down
-uncap the filter
- drain the water out if the filter has a plug at the bottom
-scoop the sand out
-locate the offending broken laterals
-unscrew the broken lateral
-replace with new, do not fix


I used some of these techniques and found they really worked. Open environment is the big source of water sand, pool owner need to clean water after short period of time.
hoxpdriver
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My Pool: above ground
Location: nj

Filter sand in pool

Postby hoxpdriver » Fri 31 May, 2013 13:11

fixed sand coming thru return problem but now i have so much sand in pool that when i try to vac it it just clogs the hose up. any ideas

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