Hayward sand filter problem

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sbinplano
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My Pool: In ground gunite w/ appx.25000 gallons. Filter is a Hayward sand, pump is a 3hp Leslies, booster is a 1/2hp Leslies
Location: Texas

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby sbinplano » Sun 22 Mar, 2009 13:28

Help! I pulled the valve assemby unit off the top of my sand tank and the down tube and lateral inlets came up through the sand with it. Now, I cannot get it back down through the sand. Any ideas without having to empty the tank.

Thanks


poolcare

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby poolcare » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 00:12

Oops! :wtf:

That's a bit weird. The laterals should prevent the pipes from coming out. There is no practical way to get them back in without removing the sand.

Is the level of sand normal?
Guest

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby Guest » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 16:54

I think the sand level is ok, about 2/3 full. It felt like I was wrestling a gorilla to pull it out. I am preparing to wheel the tank to the garageand empty it. I don't know why the valve didn't pull off the pvc downtube and leave all that in place. I pulled it because the o ring around the base of the valve was leaking ever so slightly, but oh well, I'll fix it correctly.

Thanks for the response
Guest

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby Guest » Mon 23 Mar, 2009 23:57

Wish there were a shortcut though. :(
poobs
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My Pool: 14'000 in ground green alagae filled. :)

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby poobs » Tue 24 Mar, 2009 08:59

sbinplano wrote:Help! I pulled the valve assemby unit off the top of my sand tank and the down tube and lateral inlets came up through the sand with it. Now, I cannot get it back down through the sand. Any ideas without having to empty the tank.

Thanks



You may be able to carve out a hole in the sand if you hold the lateral assembly and a garden hose ( turned on) as you push it down with your arm. tricky but it may work.
WHITE PEARL
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My Pool: I HAVE 18 ABOVE GROUND POOL BAQUAPURE FILTER SAND
Location: ORLANDO FL

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby WHITE PEARL » Tue 12 May, 2009 07:11

we tip on side put pipe in place then put sand back around put it back uprite
WHITE PEARL
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My Pool: I HAVE 18 ABOVE GROUND POOL BAQUAPURE FILTER SAND
Location: ORLANDO FL

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby WHITE PEARL » Tue 12 May, 2009 07:13

can u tell me where the o ring is soppose to be we cant get it tostay in place on the neck
Me...
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Hayward sand filter problem

Postby Me... » Tue 12 May, 2009 09:08

You would need to post the model number so people know what it is.
m0b00st

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby m0b00st » Tue 12 May, 2009 16:07

I'm pretty sure that piece you pulled on is threaded on and not a slip on piece. Which could account for why you pulled the entire assembly out.
brasshiller

Hayward sand filter problem

Postby brasshiller » Tue 26 May, 2009 20:14

I am having trouble with the ring becoming displaced at top of the ball. If I don't keep a careful watch when I have the pump on I lose 2-4 inches of water before I notice the problem.

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