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    Changing sand in filter

    How will I know when I need to change the sand and lateral assembly? I have a 16x32 in ground.

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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    Sand pretty much lasts forever and doesn't need changing unless you were using Baquicil and wish to change to liquid chlorination.

    If a lateral breaks, you'll be seeing sand come into the pool from the return jets.

    If neither of the above apply, you're fine....a deep cleaning of the sand is recommended though every year.
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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    Borjis is correct. Sand rarely to never needs changing. It occasionally benefits from washing.

    Please check this link out: Pool School - Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters
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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    No reason to take out 2 million year old sand to replace it with 3 million year old sand!
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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    No reason to take out 2 million year old sand to replace it with 3 million year old sand!
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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    The 3 million y/o sand is over hyped and over priced. 2 million year old sand works just as well in my pool.
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    Re: Changing sand in filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffchap View Post
    The 3 million y/o sand is over hyped and over priced. 2 million year old sand works just as well in my pool.
    Too funny Jeff!
    I think y'all have made the point
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