sand filter

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sand filter

Postby moovin » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 09:03

When I turn on the pump it always shoots in sand, when the pump has been turned off for a while. Why does it shoot sand in the pool? Its not a whole bunch but enough to see it being pumped in.

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Postby muss08 » Wed 16 Apr, 2008 19:49

Chances are you have cracked laterals inside the filter. It doesnt mean replacing the whole filter- it involves removing the sand, replacing the laterals, and adding new sand.
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