What should you do if the top of the sand filter and the fingers at the bottom have both been replaced but there is still sand in the pool and you have already tried backwashing?

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Many people mistake "mustard algae" as sand in their pool. Does the sand briefly disappear when you run a pool brush over it? Mustard algae resettles quickly and looks very much like filter sand. We have helped many customers with this problem. Also, if there is truly sand in the pool and you have replaced the laterals, check for any leakage of air around the filter. You may hear or see cavation in the pump when it is shut off.
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How often should you replace the sand in your pool filter if replacing it causes foam in the pool?

\n Phosphates \n. \nIt sounds like you may have phosphates in the water, do you have lots of leaves or the aftermath of seeds from the trees blowing in your area, I had poplar tree seed casings white fluffy things and it gave me this problem.\n. \nSolution is a product called phosfree. \n. \n ( Full Answer )

What are the correct positions for the valves when backwashing a sand filter?

When you back wash (if you you have a salt water pool turn of chlorinator while you are doing this) (1) stop the motor (2) reposition the lever at the top of the sand filter to the backwash position (3)turn on the pump (4) Normally you will see a clear plastic bubble sticking out of the si ( Full Answer )

How do you replace pool sand from a top mount unit?

Answer . The sand has to be scooped out or can be shop wet vaced out. Replace with #20 silica sand only but first add water to the filter tank to about half way and cover the stand pipe in the middle of the filter so the sand will not spill into it. k

How do you change the sand in a pool filter?

\n . \n Answer \n. \n . \n . \nTurn off the pump. \nRemove the filter drain plug and allow filter to drain. \nRemove the filter dome, if your filter doesn�t have a dome you may have to remove the multiport mounted on top of the filter. \nUsing a wet/dry vacuum suck out the old sand an ( Full Answer )

How do you replace the sand in a sand filter?

Remove the multi port control from the top of the sand filter . remove the sand inside the unit, this can be a next to impossible job to do by hand as they are not really built with this job in mind, however help is at hand with a little venturi pump that hooks onto your garden hose that will suck ( Full Answer )

How do you get the pressure down on a sand filter pool pump if you have backwashed and it hasn't changed?

Pressure Gauge/Backwashing . What is the normal reading on your pressure gauge? It is a possibility that the gauge itself is broken. Those pressure gauges do not last very long and usually break within the first year. I have found them for as little as $13.00. You may try that first since backwas ( Full Answer )

How do you vacuum the pool with a sand filter?

The same as any pool. you plug the vacuum hose into the vacuum plate over the top of the leaf basket, connect the vacuum head to the end with the pole on it leave the sand filter on filter setting and vacuum the bottom.

How do you stop sand from coming into the pool after you have changed the sand and cleaned the pool and backwashed it?

Answer . There are two possible problems.. 1. The filter valve gasket needs to be replaced. If the gasket is bad it will allow sand to pass through the filter ports and either enter to pool or go into the backwash line.. 2. The laterals in the bottom of the sand filter are damaged. You will nee ( Full Answer )

How do you change the sand in the pool filter?

\n. \n Changing Sand \n. \n . 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 ( Full Answer )

What should you do if you put DE in your pool but you have a sand filter?

Answer . By using the features on your filter's back wash valve, vacuum the D.E., after it has settled out, to waste. You may have to do this several times depending on the amount of D. E. you added. If you added no more than a cup or hand full ~ just vacuum as usual as this small amount may enh ( Full Answer )

When should I backwash my pool filter?

o you back=Answer . DE filter, sand filter: Notice and mark the filter gage at the number which registers the lowest reading when the filter is at it's cleanest. Use a Sharpie. When the pressure goes 8 to 10 #'s above that mark it is time to back wash the filter. If your gage is not accurate, old ( Full Answer )

How can you backwash a pool with a sand filter?

The correct expression should be how do you back wash a sand filter. sand filters need back washing when the pressure on front of the filter gets too high. This is done by, stopping the pump and swinging the lever on the top of the sand filter to the backwash position, usually the opposite position. ( Full Answer )

Other than putting on backwash to reduce suction what can you do to open top on strainer basket next to sand filter if it will not open?

That depends upon which type of pump you have. In any case you would have to turn off the pump and make sure it will not come on while you are servicing the pump. If it is a StaRite pump you may need a lid removal tool. There are a few different ways that a pump lid can be loosened, removed, tight ( Full Answer )

How much sand should be in the bottom of an in ground pool?

Ideally none! You will always get a bit in there from people bringing it in on their feet, and from the wind blowing in in but you should try to keep it well-vacuumed so that the water stays cleaner and so that your filter will last longer.

Why is Sand getting into pool from filter?

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.

Sand from filter in swimming pool?

If sand from the filter is ending up in the pool then the laterals are getting worn. These are at the bottom of the sand filter and should only allow water to pass.. A: You have a bad lateral(s). You need to remove all of the sand from the filter in order to get to the laterals. Some laterals eithe ( Full Answer )

How do you replace the sand in my pool filter?

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 do you replace the sand in your pool filter?

\nWhy would you want to? Sand doesn't wear out. Sand Filters don't do a very good job of cleaning Pool water Until they develop a layer of hair, skin and other debris like bugs etc on top of the sand. Even then, a Cartridge Filter and DE Filter do a much better job.

How do I Backwash an in ground pool with a sand filter?

most multiports on sand filters have the following settings. Filter Runs the pools water from your pump through the filter media then back into the pool. this is the setting that is nearly always used. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes ( Full Answer )

How do pool sand filters work?

Filter Runs the pools water from your pump through the filter media then back into the pool. this is the setting that is nearly always used. The filter media is such that it stops fine particles from getting through to the other side. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter me ( Full Answer )

How do you backwash a Hayward Pro Series sand filter?

Consult your manual for the correct valve position your valve will be located on top of the sand canister, it generally should be labeled, however if it isn't or you can't find your manual with the specific position you can usually find a manual online, after this connect your waste line and set you ( Full Answer )

What type of sand for pool sand filter?

We suggest using the White Silica Filter Sand or Brown Filter Sand (white is my preference). These can be found at any local pool store. Remember before pouring new sand into tank to fill tank at least 1/2 way with water to break the fall of sand onto the filter elements. I like the white silica bec ( Full Answer )

Why is sand from filter going into pool?

Generally speaking, it's a broken lateral in the sand filter. it a new pump from last year and the problem began last year befor I close it up

Should the floor of a sand bottom pool be smooth?

For aesthetics it usually looks better to have a smooth bottom. In most cases it will not effect the liners fit of function. Upon new installation you may notice some inconsistency in the bottom as it's hard to install without disrupting the sand. Some of this will likely flatten out as the weight o ( Full Answer )

How do you change sand in pool sand filter?

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.

How do we backwash sand filter?

Backwash a sand filter with a multiport valve;. turn off the pump motor . Start by Rrotating the handle on the multiport valve from the FILTER position to the BACKWASH position, Usually in the opposite direction) . Start the pump, Usually there is a clear bubble on the sand filter and you will se ( Full Answer )

Why does Sand comes out of pool filter when backwashing?

Well if dirt comes out then you should clean off your feet before you get in,becouse your fet carry it in the pool then when the filter sucks up the dirt then the filter gets too much dirt in it and spits it out and you should proble clean the filter out once a month!

How often should you backwash a sand filter on a above ground pool?

Sand filters usually have a pressure gauge in front of them indicating the back pressure before the filter.When the filter needs to be cleaned this pressure gets high. usually it has a red section on the gauge. When it hits the red it is time to think about back washing. If the gauge does not work a ( Full Answer )

Why is there sand at the bottom of your pool?

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 fil ( Full Answer )

When should a pool filter be backwashed?

The best way to determine this is to backwash the filter and see what the pressure is at that time. Then go 7-10 PSI above that and this will be your pressure to watch to tell you when to clean your filter.

How do you sypon sand from a pool filter?

The techinique I have used works pretty well but you have to remove the sand pile. 1) Open drain on bottom of filter. 2) Remove top valve assembly. 3) Remove sand screen from drain valve - needle nose pliers work. 4) Fill filter with water - a sand slurry should start from the drain. 5) Use a rod ( Full Answer )

How do you backwash a regular pool not a de or sand?

Backwashing is done to clean the filter media in sand and DE systems. Cartridge filter systems don't have a "backwash" provision. You just remove the cartridges and wash off the dirt and debris with a hose.

How often should you change the sand in a sand pool filter?

i too would like to know, some here say 5-6 years old but pool professional told me 1-2 years im confused. :/ As the Installation and Service Manager at abovegroundpros.com, your sand in your sand filter is expected to last around 4 yrs. There are factors that can lessen the time frame and other ( Full Answer )

Where to buy sand for a pool filter?

Considering that wholesalers TYPICALLY do not sell to anyone without a contractors license or at least a pool license, I'd buy it online. I wouldn't go to a Leslie's type store because of high prices. But it won't hurt to ask. TRY ONLINE.

What to do if the sand filter gauge reads zero and won't backwash?

this usually means that the multiport valve in the filter head is bad.. the gauge is not always accurate. replace gauge. the impeller in the pump can also be cloged not allowing you to get any pressure in your gauge. the backwash will be very slow if not any..

How do you clean sand in sand pool filter?

If the filter is not running properly after back wash (still dirty) you may need to replace sand it is very easy but can hard on your back. The basics of changing filter sand are remove valve from top of filter, disconnect any hoses or pipes on filter, lay filter on its side and roll around to loose ( Full Answer )

Why is it important to rinse a sand filter after backwashing?

Because dirt and small sand will pass through the filter the first time it is run after backwashing. By rinsing you are sending that debris, which could cloud your pool, out of the backwash port instead of back into the pool.

Why is the pressure on top of your pool sand filter low?

It's hard to answer without some troubleshooting. The first thing likely is a bad seal in the valve. First look to see if water is coming out of the waste line where water comes out when you backwash. You will also be losing water if that is happening. You could also have leakage to other sections t ( Full Answer )