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Thread: Sandfilter Winterizing Question

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    Sandfilter Winterizing Question

    Should I empty out the sand in the filter barrel from this season and start with new sand each year? This was my first summer with the AGP.
    Intex 14x42 Ultra Frame with SWG and Sand Filter

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    Re: Sandfilter Winterizing Question

    It is not necessary to replace the sand each season. Open the top, remove the drain plug and let it drain fully. After it has drained, leave the drain plug out and reinstall the top loosely installed until next season. Do the same with your pump. If critters may be a problem, you can put a small plug of steel wool in the drain port. Next year, install the drain plug then do a deep cleaning of the sand, after which you'll be ready for the new season.

    Link to deep cleaning: Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter

    Hint: after you have drained your pump, put all small parts (drain plugs, etc.) in the pump strainer basket. That way you won't lose them over the winter.
    Steve
    32 X 16 inground, 17260 gallons, Vinyl Liner, Triton II TR-60 filter,
    Sta-Rite 1hp pump Model #MPRA6E-147L, CircuPool SI-30 Plus SWG, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Sandfilter Winterizing Question

    Thanks Steve, that clears it up pretty well.

    Now I get my fire pit area back....
    Intex 14x42 Ultra Frame with SWG and Sand Filter

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