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    Changing Laterals

    Getting sand in the pool and after researching the issue I learned the laterals in the Pentair TA 60 need changing. Is it something a novice like myself can watch a video on how its done and do it or is it worth the expense (several hundred dollars) to have the pool guys do it? If I do it, any tips?
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    Re: Changing Laterals

    I would say most pool owners tackle the laterals on their own. Why don't you take a look at this example to learn more: How To: Replace Laterals in a Pentair Triton 2 Side Valve Sand Filter - YouTube.
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    Re: Changing Laterals

    Pool guy told me that some folks are now changing to glass instead of sand. Is it worth the price difference?
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    Re: Changing Laterals

    I had glass at my last house...it worked very well.

    I have sand at this new place...it works too so I don't really need to change it out.

    If I had a choice/needed to change it I'd probably go glass.
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