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How do you change the sand in the pool filter?


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2006-09-05 20:10:21
2006-09-05 20:10:21

* 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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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.

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You don't . You chlorinate the pool with chlorine . You filter the water with a sand filter.

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