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Triton Sand Changing

Postby Guest » Fri 13 Jul, 2007 23:52

I have a triton sand filter. Not sure of the model I just know it takes 150lbs of gravel and 450 lbs of sand. or 600lbs of sand. What is the easiest way to change the sand. Also Do I really need the pea gravel. Or can I just do all 600lbs in sand instead. I live in Phx, Az where it is very dusty. I would think that all sand would be Better. Thanks in advance.


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Postby Backglass » Sat 14 Jul, 2007 10:07

I have never heard of a sand filter with gravel in it. Is it really old?

A sand change-out is super-easy. Open the filter...scoop out all the sand. Wash out any remaining sand, inspect the internal piping/laterals for anything that might be broken. Refill with new sand.

Then be sure to backwash for at least 5 10 minutes, followed by a rinse for 5-10 minutes. This will clean the sand and remove all the dirt/dust,etc. Otherwise you will end up with sand/dirt in your pool.
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Postby Guest » Sat 14 Jul, 2007 22:39

On the Pentiar website Its says for the TR100 You can use either 150# pea gravel and 450# sand, or just 600# of sand. I would think that all sand would be better. Thanks
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Postby Backglass » Sun 15 Jul, 2007 10:02

Anonymous wrote:I would think that all sand would be better.


I would agree. I don't see how gravel does anything but take up space.

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