Can there be too much sand in the pool filter?
Yes there needs to be a space over the top of the sand in a sand filter. it is best to check with the manufacturer of the filter to find out how much.
If the sand in it has been there too long it may require replacement. Or the sand filter is not set to recirculate and not to filter. Read More
It is important to use the right size sand for a sand pool filter. It is usually a .45 to .55mm sand which is available at any pool store or pool service company. Do not use play sand from as it is too fine and will not work well and will most likely just end up in the pool. Sand has to be big enough not to go through the filter laterals. This is the… Read More
You might have too much sand in the filter. I use a diatomaceous earth. When I used too much there was leakage back through the strainer. also I found my pipe cracked inside my filter bowl and sand was seeping into the pool, removed all sand and did some home pluming replacement. very simple job to do... Read More
give it a few days it should clear up you may have to backwash if using sand filter Read More
Well if dirt comes out then you should clean off your feet before you get in,becouse your fet carry it in the pool then when the filter sucks up the dirt then the filter gets too much dirt in it and spits it out and you should proble clean the filter out once a month! Read More
There is no point back-washing the pool if the filter is not dirty as this will only waste water and if you have a saltwater pool salt. Read More
017 to .022 silca sand found at any pool supply store New: I doubt that you are going to find .017 or .022 sand even at a building supply place that specializes in sand, plaster, rocks, gravel etc. A #20 silica sand is what is available for swimming pool filters and that is what should be used. .017 sand may in fact be too small for the latterals in a sand filter thus letting small… Read More
The way you describe your problem sounds alittle familiar. Im know pool specialist but im trying to become on so ive picked up alittle bit of knowledge lately. As you mentioned you have changed the sand in your filter already which is the first step when you are getting dirt etc... back in your pool whilst the pump is running. Although you have changed the sand you may have put too small of a sand… Read More
It sounds like the lateral pipes in your sand filter are broken or you have too much sand in the filter. When we first got our pool I vacuumed with the filter on backwash. I found sand settled in the steps when I turned it back on to filter. I was later told by my pool store that you vacuum on waste and then use rinse before turning back on to filter. That stopped my… Read More
It depends on what you mean by low. You need to check your filter's manual, and see what level it SHOULD be. Lower than that, usually means you are losing sand into the pool (you'll know!) or when you backwash (because the pump is too big for the filter.) If you are losing sand, you need to correct the cause and then add more sand, after you've resolved the problem. Read More
I accidentally vacuumed dirt in my pool using backwash mode instead of waste mode. How do I get the dirt out from under the sand?
There wont be any dirt under the sand. When you vacuum your pool you should do it on filter mode Otherwise you will lose a lot of water for nothing, this would be especially wasteful in the case of a salt water pool. Ofter having vacuumed the pool on filter mode and if the pressure gets too high backwash. after backwash rinse for a minute, then return to filter. Read More
If you have a sand filter and the sand has been in it for more then four years and you are finding that it needs back washing too often or the water is just not cleaning up the way it used to, replace the sand. If you have a cartridge filter the and the back pressure is constantly too high even after cleaning it you may need to deep clean it with a cleaner recommended… Read More
for above ground pool you can lower by running filter on waste; or simply disconnect the return hose from filter and attach a long hose to lower water. Read More
The pressure gauge that is set up in front of the pool filter is there to show you when the filter needs cleaning or back washing. when the pressure gets high it indicates that there is too much dirt there for the water to pass efficiently, Cleaning it at this point will reduce the pressure and make the water flow better through the filter Read More
Most filter manufacturers say to change it out every couple of years I used to change mine every year anyway, since sand is pretty cheap About every 4 years, or if you find that the pressure in the sand filter builds up too quickly. Read More
Check to see if you have debris in your hair & lint pot. If not, then check to see if you have debris in your skimmer basket. If not, then you will either have an obstruction at the return line, too small of an eyeball in your return line or your filter sand needs changing. My guess is that if you have a problem with clarity of your pool water during a swim year that… Read More
You had the sand changed and sand comes out when you backwash even took the output cap off and sand poured out until you replugged it?
It sounds as if there is too much sand in the filter , try reducing the sand level a little Read More
The psi on your pool pump indicates how much dirt there is in the filter, the cleaner the filter the lower the psi. normally when the filter is clean you wil have a low psi and as the filter gets dirtier it will rise. However if the psi suddenly becomes much lower then usual it may indicate a fault in the filtration is letting unfiltered water circulate back into the pool as in a torn… Read More
Will it hurt your pool filter equipment if you put 10 gallons of cyanuric acid in your 10000 gallon pool?
It wouldn't "hurt" the equipment, but you would need to drain the pool to get it out. That is TOO much CYA Read More
Clean it out and start again. Check and manual for the amount of DE in the filter. Too much is like throwing money literally down the drain. While your cleaning the grids check for tears. Read More
The sand is too coarse and the silt flows freely through the filter, or the sand is so fine and compacted that even a thin silt layer prevents further water from penetrating Read More
You don't have to change the pool filter for years Unless it gets damaged. You do however have to clean the pool filter whenever the presure leading to the filter gets too high. This indicates a dirty filter that is not allowing water to get through effectively. Read More
A sand filter has laterals (plastic tubes with holes in them) in the bottom, covered with a foot or more of sand of a particular size grain. Pool water is flowed onto the top of the sand and vacuum pressure draws the water through the sand. The particles in the water are trapped in the upper level of the sand and the clean water flows through the laterals and back to the pool. As the… Read More
You have two options when vacuuming a pool. If it a normal weekly vacuume you will set your filter valve to the filter position. This will send the water through the filter and back to the pool. Once your done vacuuming, you then backwash and rinse the filter. A good ratio is 3 min to back wash and 30 seconds to rinse. If your pool is extremely dirty like at the begining of the year… Read More
Why does dirty water comeback into the pool while you are vacuum the pool you have to vacuum to waste?
The particles are too fine for the sand to trap, sand filters trap particles down to 25 microns. Dead algae can be a lot finer than that. The only filter that can trap real fine particles down to 3 microns are d.e. filters. Read More
Suppose you could but who would want to. You possibly have added too much algaecide. Have a dirty filter. Have poor chemistry - out of balance chemically. Too many people in pool. Lack of proper filtration. Read More
I used a sand base for our 20' round above ground pool. It's much easier to deal with after the pool is gone. Greener too. Read More
1st unplug the filter, open the outlet or drain valve and purge the water out of the filter area while the water is draing loosen the clamps to the pipes or hoses that go too and from the filter. Once the water stops draining remove the hoses or pipes from the filter. 2nd remove the nuts from the top of the round or oval filter section there should be a mim of 12 pull the… Read More
Just wait it out the chlorine will dissipate after a couple of days. if you have a salt water pool turn the chlorine generator down or run the filter less often if possible. Read More
Stop the pool for a couple of days and let the stuff settle to the bottom, you will note a cloudy layer at the bottom of the pool, carefully hand vacuum it to waste don't put it through your filter. Read More
Water is pushed into sand as it passes through the sand dirt is trapped between the granuals of sand at the top of the filter. at the bottom of the filter in the sand there are spokes with holes in them big enough to let water through but not big enough to let sand through (unless they are worn) known as laterals. these allow the water to return to the pool. As the dirt at… Read More
i too would like to know, some here say 5-6 years old but pool professional told me 1-2 years im confused. :/ As the Installation and Service Manager at abovegroundpros.com, your sand in your sand filter is expected to last around 4 yrs. There are factors that can lessen the time frame and others that can lengthen the time frame. I recommend all to change out every 3-4 yrs as a rule of thumb. This… Read More
NO You would need an awful lot of acid to do any harm there. Read More
It could be out of balance chemically; it could have a dirty filter or it may have too much algaecide. Have you tested the pH lately. Read More
When the back presure becomes too high ( this is usaly visible on a guage on the side of the filter) the water going through the filter slows down. at that time the fliter needs to be back washed. how often depends on how much dirt enters the pool. Read More
Cooper or coPPer ? Too much cOOper , then ask Cooper to get out of the pool !! Read More
There are several reasons why a pool can be cloudy. There may not be enough free chlorine in the water. The filter system may not be running enough to properly clean the water. There may be too much calcium in the water. The Ph may be too high. The filter system may be compromised. Read More
The best filter for novice users is a cartridge filter. These are self explanatory. The pool water gets pumped though a removable filter cartridge. It can be removed and cleaned as often as you like. Soak it in some water and let the dirt disperse. If the filter gets too dirty, you can buy a new one. Read More
Hmmm, not too familiar with the term "self rising pool". Can't help you there. Read More
You accidentally added too much chlorine to your pool - 3 times the amount recommended What can you do?
NO BIG DEAl!! It's as if you SHOCKED THE pool & you can swim in as little as 1 hr with pump/filter running!! Read More
I am no expert, but I started with a used above ground pool and a DE filter. The DE filter caused me nothing but grief, poor circulation, way too much bumping and replacing the DE powder. I now have a sand filter and it is a breeze. My pool is under a tree, so there is plenty of debris, but that's what the skimmer is for. You need to keep that cleaned out no matter… Read More
Do you mean that the vac is not picking up the dirt? Do you mean to say that the dirt is returning to the pool via the return lines? 1st question: properly hook up your vac hose and vac head and/or turn on the pump. 2nd question: There is a damaged grid in the D E filter; Wrong type of filter media in a sand filter; Damaged element in a cartridge filter or overpumped- pump… Read More
because the leak releases pressure? Read More
Algae dust that comes from the algae fairy right? Anyway the best way to get rid of the algae skeletons (as one of my customers calls it) is to vacuum them directly out of the pool bypassing the filter. The problem is that these dead algae spores are too small for the filter to pick up so they end up going right through the filter. The best way to vacuum them out depends on what… Read More
Convert it to what is better question! Intex (and their Wal-Mart Sand-N-Sun models) ususally come equipped with Cartridge Filters. Their filters seem to have a life span of a month or two (not the filter but the Cartridges themselves) Their are many replacement filters made with Remay, that will last 1-3 years depending on your pools use. If you want to switch to a Sand (or sand alternative), there's a few choices out there. Sand… Read More
Because sand is a too big particle so that it will go in. Hope it helped!! Read More
Your filter needs too be purged, after you purge it your pressure will go back up, Read More
most multiports on sand filters have the following settings * FilterRuns the pools water from your pump through the filter media then back into the pool. this is the setting that is nearly always used. * Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes dirt that has been collected during filtration. A backwash is required when your pressure rises about 10 pounds over the normal pressure… Read More
Try backwashing if that doesn't fix it check if it isn't time to change the sand. Read More
Depending on how much water you would need to remove you have two choices: 1. Turn off the power to your sand filter and the set the handle on top to either backwash or waste. Turn power back on, This will eliminate some water very quickly. Be sure to turn power back off when done and return the dial to filter. 2. To drain the pool I would recommend renting a pump from someplace like… Read More