new filter sending sand into pool

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new filter sending sand into pool

Postby dtvarg » Sat 04 Aug, 2007 06:27

we have a new filter that just started sending sand into the pool. We vaccuumed yesterday & woke up to some sand on the bottom. What could this be, it is a new filter?

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Postby Backglass » Sat 04 Aug, 2007 09:09

When you first add sand to a filter, be it a change out or new, you must first backwash for a minimum of five minutes (I would do ten), followed by a good 5 minute rinse. Otherwise you wash all the dirt and tiny particles you don't need into your pool. The sand doesn't come out of the bag clean.

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Postby Guest » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 20:00

The lateral lines in the pool filter may be broken or improperly installed. If your pool was professionally installed, call the installer.

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