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Old 07-09-04, 12:13 PM
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hello, i was wondering if i'm getting sand in through my return lines from my brand new sand filter could be from the sand itself being too fine, even though it said for sand filters? if i vacuum and then don't run it the pool looks great. if i run it overnight then the sand is all over near the return lines. it's not algae, been that route already and the filter is new with no broken laterals. could too much sand, even thouigh i put what was called for in there,cause the problem? or how about if i went one size smaller filter than what was there before. i have a 22'" filter and 1hp pump. pool is 18x36 and 9ft deep on that end. thanks Randy
 
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Old 07-10-04, 10:19 AM
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I think Id look at the filter. When you filled it did you put it back together right ??? or bad filter????? you dont say what the Hr power of the pump is. You sure you have the right size filter for the pump and pool? I had a dive pool like that but only ran the pump about 6 hr a day.


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Old 07-10-04, 07:48 PM
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I have a 22'" filter and 1 hp pump. pool is 18x36 and 9ft deep on that end.
i completely rebuilt my 24" filter before giving up and buying a new filter and still have the same problem:-( i have no clue what can still cause this and i can pull apart a sand filter and change out the sand in my sleep.
 
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Old 07-11-04, 11:06 AM
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Is this a salt water pool can that be it??? sand in the line from the old filter?????

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Old 07-12-04, 04:49 PM
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hello Ed, i live in the country and this is well water . we've vacuumed to waste many times and sand still shows up. i;m sure it's sand from the filter but just don't know why :-( my water is beautiful except for the sand and then we vacuum and it is crystal clear, until i run the filter overnight again. oh well i guess for now i have to live with it. thanks for your replies. Randy
 
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Old 07-12-04, 08:30 PM
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I would say one of the risers is broken in the sand filter. I think that is what they call them. If it does not clear up I would tak all of the sand out and inspect them. The water come thoough the top of the filter through the sand and the risers allow the water to return to the pool. The are like plastic pipes with slits cut in them.
 
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Old 07-13-04, 10:20 AM
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like have been saying go back to that filter or get a DE one I like them .


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Old 07-13-04, 07:00 PM
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I agree DE's are top of the line. But, the sand filter should do a great job. The bigest job is removing the sand, risers and sand are cheap.
 
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