* You just take the top off and start scooping the old sand out either with your hand, a large cup or a powerful shop vac. You will never get all of it out, but don't worry about it. It takes a couple hours to get the old out and put the new stuff in. Make sure you backwash the filter throughly after putting the new sand in to get all the dust out. * Contact your local pool company. It isn't that expensive and it's worth letting them do it properly.
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I want to change my existing sand pool filter into a salt filter system, Is it possible? can I don this easily or have to change out the whole pump? By the way, i have a hayward system and my pool is 18x16 inground. thanks
Swimming pool pumps do not use sand. You may have sand in your filter. The sand has to by removed by hand after taking th etop of the filter off.
You don't . You chlorinate the pool with chlorine . You filter the water with a sand filter.
Nothing if its a sand filter However if sand is coming into the pool from the filter then you may have to replace one ore more laterals in the sand filter as they have worn and are letting sand through to the pool,
A good way for getting sand out of a sand filter is to get a sand venturi with this attached to the end of a garden hose you will be able to suck all of the sand out of the unit easily. Check with your pool shop as they may be able to sell, hire or lend one to you.
If you have a sand filter the laterals in it may be starting to show signs of wear these wil blow sand from the sand filter into the pool when they wear out.
The sand filter wont make a pool green this happens a s a result of algae.
The laterals inside are broken.
IT is possible that you have a damaged cartridge in a cartridge filter or the sand filter is not set on filter when you vacuum or the laterals in the sand filter are worn and it is blowing sand back into the pool.
It depends on many things: How big is the pool the usage, body oils and lotions, size of the filter.... the most often answer is every 5 years. This is for an average pool with an average size filter and use. If you wish you can be more specific to your pool and write down your new clean sand filter back pressure, when that increases after backwashings by 5 PSI, it time to change the sand.
If you have a sand filter your laterals are worn these are the spokes at the bottom of the sand filter that allow water through but not sand.
It could damage the internal PVC of the filter and cause sand to get in your pool.
Need to rephrase question.
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.
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 part of the filter that stops the sand but allows the water to flow.
If you are getting sand coming into the pool and have a sand filter you may have to replace worn laterals in the sand filter.
You don't change the filter on a sand filter, you back wash it. Unless you mean how to you change the sand in a sand filter. This is done by removing the multi port control from the top of the unit sucking out the sand with a venture made for the occasion (ask your pool shop) and replacing the sand. This needs to be done about every 3 to 5 years. Furnace Filters, Air Conditioning Filters at Air Sponge Filter Company http://www.airsponge.com You can suck the sand out using a shop-vac
I assume you have a sand filter if so you most likely have broken laterals in your filter. A lateral should allow water through but not sand. if you have a DE filter and you are getting what appears like sand in the pool, you have one or more of the filter grids that have holes and the DE is passing through the filter grids back to the pool.
No, it'll blow right back to the pool which will then make it hard to remove. Sand filters REQUIRE a #20 grid pool filter sand. There is also another product possible called zeolite for sand filters... it will filter finer than sand.
Most filter manufacturers say to change it out every couple of yearsI 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.
Go to your pool shop and they will be able to supply you wit a Venturi pump these hook onto your garden hose and can suck the sand out of the sand filter.
When you say sand, I take it you mean in the sand filter. Yes, normally change the sand or clean the DE filter when we change the liner since it most likely has been some time since it was changed..