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    Hayward filter

    Back washed last nite. Noticed I had some sand on the ground after. Not a lot but some. Problem?
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    Re: Hayward filter

    Could be. Was your sand bed level to high, or did you recently change the sand? If not, then you start thinking about broken laterals etc. Usually if something is broken in your filter, then sand will return to your pool.

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    Re: Hayward filter

    The filter is about 5 years old and I never changed the sand. When back washing would the sand come from the pool or the filter?

    Where do I go from here? Can I repair it or do I need a new filter?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Hayward filter

    A little sand out the backwash is no big deal. During a backwash you're agitating the sand pretty good and it's going out the in pipe which doesn't have laterals to stop it.



    If the sand is going into the pool, the next question is did you rinse?
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    Re: Hayward filter

    Yes I always rinse. It has been awhile since I back washed. Also is 5 yrs .....old for sand? My pressure holds pretty steady at 15 psi n water looks good/ clear.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Hayward filter

    Your sand is already a few million years old. 5 years is nothing.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Hayward filter

    So nothing to be concerned about?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Hayward filter

    No, it doesn't seem like a major issue.

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    Re: Hayward filter

    Thanks
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    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Hayward filter

    Have a very similar filter/problem over here. Was getting a little bit of sand shooting back into the pool after backwashing and rinsing. Was going to let it go until next season, but my skimmer was leaking, so had to drain anyways. Used the stickied hose cleaning method for about an hour and got a whole bunch of junk out, then realized my pvc pipe leading to my laterals has a crack running down it. Now I'm going to order a new pipe and laterals and probably get some new clean sand in there while I'm at it. One problem just leads to another. Hope your Heyward behaves better than mine.

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