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.
You can use silica sand in a sand-type filter (only).
wil i still use chlorine with a sand filter pump
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.
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.
Usually the top of the sand filter is above the water level of the pool, so all you have to do is unscrew the top and look in. However if the filter is below the pools water level you will have to cut of the water coming from and to the pool before you do. who added the sand? If you did - did you follow the manufacturer's instructions as to how much and what type of sand to use? Instructions tell you - - SPECIFICALLY - - how many pounds of # 20 silica sand to use.
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...
Most likely you have a sand filter unless you live near the beach. The sand filter has baffles inside the filter and buried down in the existing sand. One or more of the baffles or the stack pipe is cracked. causing sand to return to the pool with the filtered water. Drain the sand from the sand filter and replace the baffles and/or stack pipe. Replace with new sand. Be sure to use approved sand for sand filters.
Sugest you use one of the cleaners that are made to do this job available from the pool shop.
I have a pool company, we service several pools each week. One customer has a cartridge filter for an inground pool and there is always sand in it. This customer has brick retaining walls around two sides of the pool. The more it rains or the customer uses the pool the more sand is washed into the pool. I don't know if this applies to your pool. If it is in-fact sand it has be coming from the environment around the pool.
Sand filters are not cleaned with chemicals . they are back washed when required. every four or five years it pays to replace the sand in a sand filter to maintain its efficiency.
dont use soap use clorine
After 13 years in the pool business the best way I have found yet is to use a shop vac.