The sand filter wont make a pool green this happens a s a result of algae.
You don't . You chlorinate the pool with chlorine . You filter the water with a sand 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,
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.
The laterals inside are broken.
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.
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.
It could damage the internal PVC of the filter and cause sand to get in your pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
after a year
no, no, and NO!
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.
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.
Yes, it just depends on what kind of sand it is
wil i still use chlorine with a sand filter pump
Your filter will tell you on the side of it how much media sand to put in it.
pool sand, preferably the sharp gritty stuff to catch the junk, NOT fine sand
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.
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.