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Thread: Deep clean my sand filter

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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Deep clean my sand filter

    Well, I figured at some point I should tackle this sometime.

    Well, we got lots of rain yesterday afternoon and evening. So much that I was over the top,of the skimmer box, almost to the coping. Great, I can backwash and play with the "extra" water

    I gave the filter a good backwash and got the wet/dry vac out because my sand filter is installed in a "dry" area under the house. I won't be able to just push a hose in a nod let the water run out.

    I closed off all the valves as my pump/filter are much lower the the pool, released pressure on the filter and openers her up. I put a hos in and began siphoning the existing water out of the filter.

    When the sand came into view it was a wonderful sight. Smooth clean white sand like a beach in the Bahamas. No much, no channeling soft and loose.

    Wow, that was easy.....

    Put the top back on, fired up the pump and purged the air.
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    Re: Deep clean my sand filter

    Smooth white sand huh? No Corona bottle on that white sand?
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    East Texas

    Re: Deep clean my sand filter

    I think I recall a few slices of lime when I deep cleaned mine...........
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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