Hi all! I have been spending hours reading through forums and still have no clue what to do So I am hoping that SOMEONE can help me figure this out!!!
I have an Intex Sand Filter Pump sf70110. I followed directions added little sand, then some water, add more sand. Set it all up and turned it on... Bottom of pool now has lots of sand in it . I ran the Backwash first as per the directions, but it says to run it till the water coming out and the Sediment Window was clear. Well, Sediment Window still had sand in it. I ran it so long that it drained 1/4 of my pool! So, I did some reading and it seems like that's normal and not to worry about it. So I didn't. But now there's sand in the pool .
So, I decided maybe the Sand I was using wasn't very good for the filter. I was using #20 Quikrete Pool sand from Home Depot. I did some research and some people tend to have issues with it, so I decided to try different sand. I bought HTH Aqua Quartz #20 sand from Ace (61308). Then I decided, if I am going though all this trouble, I may as well replace the Sand Filter Pump encase it was defective.
Forms I have read recommend filling the Sand Filter with water BEFORE adding sand at all, so I decided to try this as well. Set it all up and SAME problem.
I have replaced the Sand, Replaced the Sand Filter, Filled it about quarter way with water before adding Sand, and still have sand coming into the pool . I am at a loss
Any suggestions on what I could be doing wrong?