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
Pump out the pool. Pressure wash the pool interior, remove debris. Finish with an acid wash. Check all plumbing for damage etc. Change out the sand in the sand filter (if fitted) Clean all skimmers and leaf filters at the pump and the pool. Fill pool and adjust it chemically after 24hours with pump running.
Just vacuum it up with a pool vacuum. A: hummmm, you should not have gotten sand in the pool. If after you vac the pool and you are still getting sand back to the pool then you have a broken lateral that needs to be replaced. You may also have inadvertently poured sand down the standpipe ~ that should have been covered or plugged with a temp cap before you added sand to the filter tank. Just vac that up and you should be OK. k
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.
first of all (to be correct), sand is not changed in a pump, it is changed in a filter. Typically after 5 years it is a good time to change filter sand. When the sand is first added to the filter (when it is new) it is rough and coarse . . . as water flows through the filter over time the coarseness of the sand is lost, as in a tumbling rock polisher, thereby affecting its ability to retain debris. Unless there have been a number of times that the pool has had cloudy / dirty water then maybe sooner for a sand change.
Firstly, the pump is not a sand filter system. The pump is the one with the motor attached and it pumps water not sand. The large round tank is the "sand" filter. You would have to find a skimmer made for vinyl pools with gaskets. It attaches to the wall of the pool and is seen "hanging" from the outside of the pool. The type of pool and equipment have no factor in choosing a skimmer. another good way to go is the Dragonfly Super skimmer this is a floating pool skimmer and only requires a hose to connect it to suction
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