I work for a pool company and have found that a sand filter is the most common. An earth filter provides the best filtration but can be more time consuming and can cause a problem when using a bacquacil pool. (ie, frequent clogging). There is also cartridge filters but i find those to be less efficient compared to the sand and earth. hope this helped!
I would suggest that each type of filter has its own advantages and disadvantages;
Sand: Affordable, dependable, easy to maintain, but not the highest level of filtration and cleaning (backflushing) wastes water and can be a mess. Most common for both above and in-ground pools.
Cartridge: Better filtration than sand, very easy to maintain and clean, but more expensive. Good for above ground pools.
DE: Great filtration, but more expensive and more difficult to clean than sand or cartridge. Great for in-ground pools.
What is a normal operating pressure for a jacuzzi sand filter for an above ground pool?"
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Install a new filter
Attempting to obtain step by step diagrams connecting an above ground pool to a sand filter.
Yes, the solar pool cover does not effect the filter.
Probably not going to be adequate.
You could,When it's warmer.
Generally, that should not be a problem.
It should be on "FILTER"
Absolutely. Many people excacate and then place an above ground pool into the hole such that a foot or two stays above ground. Also make sure you either have clearance for your filter system or run the line into the ground and up to the filter as well.
The best filter for novice users is a cartridge filter. These are self explanatory. The pool water gets pumped though a removable filter cartridge. It can be removed and cleaned as often as you like. Soak it in some water and let the dirt disperse. If the filter gets too dirty, you can buy a new one.
about an inch below the TOP of the filter...there should be a line on your filter...
Just leave it on filter
I do think that you need to change the Filter. It not suppose to be brown. You can buy them at any pool store in your area or retail store that sells pools.
The best way would be to unplug the swimming pool filter, open the drain valve on your pool filter turn the pump back on and drop the water level to the desired level about 2 inches above the skimmer.
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It does not matter if it is above or inground pool leave the pump on, the more the filter runs the fewer the problems you will have that goes for shocking the pool as well.
Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.
A dirty or blocked filter
What type and size is the filter?