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Answered 2008-05-07 10:09:57

If the sand in it has been there too long it may require replacement. Or the sand filter is not set to recirculate and not to filter.

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Pool sand filter is making your pool green?

The sand filter wont make a pool green this happens a s a result of algae.

How do you chlorinate your pool with a sand filter?

You don't . You chlorinate the pool with chlorine . You filter the water with a sand filter.

What has gone wrong if there is Sand in filter?

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,

Why do you have sand in your gunite pool?

If you have a sand filter the laterals in it may be starting to show signs of wear these wil blow sand from the sand filter into the pool when they wear out.

Why is your pool sand filter putting sand into your pool?

The laterals inside are broken.

Why do you get dirt back in the pool when cleaning?

IT is possible that you have a damaged cartridge in a cartridge filter or the sand filter is not set on filter when you vacuum or the laterals in the sand filter are worn and it is blowing sand back into the pool.

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.

What happens when you put brown sand in a pool filter instead of white silica sand?

It could damage the internal PVC of the filter and cause sand to get in your pool.

What grade of sand to use for pool filter?

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.

Some sand in bottom of your pump from vacuuming pool above ground is this normal?

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.

Why does my pool filter blow dirt into the pool?

I assume you have a sand filter if so you most likely have broken laterals in your filter. A lateral should allow water through but not sand. if you have a DE filter and you are getting what appears like sand in the pool, you have one or more of the filter grids that have holes and the DE is passing through the filter grids back to the pool.

Can you use play sand for a pool filter?

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.

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 change the sand in your pool filter?

after a year

How do you winterize a pool sand filter?

Drain it.

Can play sand be used in a pool filter?

no, no, and NO!

Does pool filer sand filter out chemicals?


How do you change the sand in an above ground swimming pool 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.

Why do I have sand in my salt water pool?

Aside from the possibility that some one has thrown it in there the only possibility I can think of is that the laterals in the sand filter are worn. when that happens sand will be blown out of the pool returns. Cure; empty sand filter replace laterals refill sand filter.

Can you get sick from the sand in a pool sand filter?

Yes, it just depends on what kind of sand it is

Do you need chlorine with a sand filter for the pool?

wil i still use chlorine with a sand filter pump

What quantity of sand is recommended for a pool filter?

Your filter will tell you on the side of it how much media sand to put in it.

What kind of sand is used to put in a pool sand filter?

pool sand, preferably the sharp gritty stuff to catch the junk, NOT fine sand

How do you know when sand needs replacing in pool filter?

When the sand feels really smooth. Filter sand or Silica #20 grade pool sand is sharp sand. The other is that it will start to clump together as it starts to round off.

Why would there be sand in the bottom of your pool around your jets?

One of the lateral returns inside of your sand filter may have snapped. When that happens, it can send sand out of your returns. Have your local pool place repair your sand filter.

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