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    Triton II TR60 redo...

    Folks:

    So I'm sharing my story here to educate and also to seek wisdom. I replaced a DE filter that died last summer with a new TR60 sand filter. I added water before I added sand, but I did not visually inspect the laterals for breaks. It was brand new. There shouldn't be any problems, right? Wrong. After a summer of cloudy water and sand in my pool, I disassembled the filter, removed the sand and found a number of broken laterals also.

    Im waiting on my zeolite sand to arrive, as well as 6 new laterals. I also intend to add a layer of clean gravel to the base of the filter in order to cover the laterals and deter filter media from entering the laterals.

    Any tips or pearls of wisdom are appreciated as I move forward.

    Also, I have no idea how to get sand up from the bottom of the pool without clogging the pump impeller, which I learned the hard way. Is it easier to drain the pool, clean the leaves and sand from the pool and start over, or is there a better way?

    Thanks.

    Learning as I go,
    Robert Hanna. Abilene, TX. 16x32 in ground plaster. 17,280 gallons. Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS. Pentair Triton II TR-60 w/ Zeolite.

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    Re: Triton II TR60 redo...

    I have used my vacuum to get the sand off the bottom. I put a knee high stocking in the pump basket to catch the sand before it went into the pump.
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame AGP ( 12K gallons) , Intex 633T 2500 GPH (41 GPM) running Doughboy Silica II sand filter (16"dia. 1.4 ' S.A.) ( And doing it quite well, I might add!) Hayward through the wall skimmer, TF100 with Speed Stir. Hard plumbed, Intex fountain ...........

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    Re: Triton II TR60 redo...

    Good idea. I'm going to try this. Thanks!
    Robert Hanna. Abilene, TX. 16x32 in ground plaster. 17,280 gallons. Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS. Pentair Triton II TR-60 w/ Zeolite.

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