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Thread: Is an annual deep cleaning of a sand filter always necessary?

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    Is an annual deep cleaning of a sand filter always necessary?

    I use disposable hair nets or paint strainers in my skimmer and as a result I rarely have to backwash my sand filter (I think I backwashed twice last summer). If this is the case, do you still recommend a deep cleaning?
    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: Is an annual deep cleaning of a sand filter always necessary?

    It has to be your call. That general guideline of one year is just that.....a general guideline.

    If you have a pristine environment and use skimmer socks and a robot, there may NEVER be a reason to deep clean the sand.
    Dave S.
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