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 problem except for dirty feet getting into the pool! both previous answers are correct to a point. the laterals or stand pipe could be cracked or broken' vacume on filter and then when finised backwash well and then rinse for aprox. 30 to 40 seconds and then go back to filer. make sure you rinse before going back to filter. Don't forget to turn off the pump before rotating the back wash valve! K
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.
Do not put sand in your pump. If the sand your are referring to is in your pool filter then it should be changed every 4 to 5 years.
yes you can, the sand pump cleans the pool, making it look amazing!!
The amount of sand in a pool filtration system depends on its size.
Buy the correct sand and ask the pool shop where you get the sand about a ventury sand sucker. These attach to the garden hose and will suck all of the old sand out of the unit.
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.
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.
pump was ok until I cleaned mess in pool. after that lost pressure. Changed sand but no luck
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,
THis indicates that the pump is struggling to push water through a dirty bed of sand when on filter. When on recirculate, the water bypasses the sand and flows through the valve back to the pool. Change your sand or run a cleaner through it.
This is fairly easily achieved change over. All you have to do is change piping coming from the pump and to the pool to fit into the new filtration system.