Problem with new sand filter

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Problem with new sand filter

Postby DaveC » Thu 04 Aug, 2005 20:06

I just purchased a new sand filter for my 24' above-ground. The old
filter tank was cracked. The new one seems fine. Except when I
vacuum, the dirt seems to be coming back into the pool. There are a
lot of air bubbles in the return as well. This does not occur under
normal filtering. Help!!

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Postby vaughanwilliams » Fri 05 Aug, 2005 02:28


Try vacuuming to "waste". This will cost you water, but at least it will solve your other problem.

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