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sand back in pool

Postby jess » Wed 08 Aug, 2007 19:44

when vacuming the pool i get sand coming back in the pool... any advise at was is wrong?

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Postby Pool Help » Thu 03 Jan, 2008 03:00

If the multiport valve is set to filter then you most likely have some damage to the laterals in your sand filter.
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Postby Ickle » Sun 13 Jan, 2008 11:16

or possibly it may just need a sand change
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Postby mr_clean » Sun 13 Jan, 2008 17:38

when vacuming the pool i get sand coming back in the pool... any advise at was is wrong?

Open & inspect filter inside & look for broken laterals.

RE sand in pool

Postby Guest » Mon 14 Jan, 2008 22:35

25 yesrs experience:

Are you sure if it's filter sand or sand from in the ground ie possible broken return pipe?
Are you losing water? If so pressure test & repair.

If it's filter sand (a more coarse sand than ground dirt or sand)
If you have a sand filter it's a broken lateral (not fun to change depending on the model of filter you have) You could replace lateral or vacuum to waste.

If you have a DE or Cartridge filter there could be a tear in cartridge or a tear in the cloth material the covers the vertical grid in the DE filter. (open and visually examine and replace if needed).
Hope that helps!

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