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Old 03-11-00, 04:58 PM
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How do you know it's time to change the sand in a filter? What are the signs to look for?
 
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Old 04-24-00, 07:29 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DB:
How do you know it's time to change the sand in a filter? What are the signs to look for?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

One clue would be if your pressure readings remain high after backflushing. Another would be physical inspection of the sand after backflushing. If it is still hard as rock on the top and full of fuzzy lint you may want to replace it. Some people get by with just replacing the top 3 or 4 inches of it, leaving the rest alone. I have found that this works pretty good and I only need to do it about every 5 or 6 years.
 
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Old 06-03-00, 11:30 AM
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I replace my sand in the filter every year. It prolongs the life of the filter. When you do change the sand wear gloves because all kinds of germs and bacteria grow. The cost of the sand is usually around 5 dollars a bag. Hope this helps.
 
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