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    Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    I can't deep clean it cause the water runs out the pipes.

    I stuck a hose in it and let it run, and tried dumping buckets of water in it... it all runs out before it pushes over the top

    Any Ideas?
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    You should turn the multiport valve to off and valve off any other pipes. As YS said, remove the top and clean away.

    I have this exact same filter and have done it a couple of times.
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    o.... the other pipes... that may be why... ah... Silly Newb
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Puppiesonacid View Post
    o.... the other pipes... that may be why... ah... Silly Newb
    we all have to learn. That is why we help other out here.....
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    Well... I just figured it shut off the whole sand filter... but i did see a gushing in the pool pump well with the basket... need to turn the returns from the pool to closed is what you are saying...

    Thanks
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Puppiesonacid View Post
    Well... I just figured it shut off the whole sand filter... but i did see a gushing in the pool pump well with the basket... need to turn the returns from the pool to closed is what you are saying...

    Thanks
    If the pool equipment is lower than the pool, yes. If you don't valve everything off water will flow to the lowest open pipe.....
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    lol... it's all that acid, man. <guffaw!>
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    Re: Deep cleaning a Side discharge Triton 2 Sand filter

    Ha. it is a song name Dream Theater. And just random enough to use for screen names that leaves people wondering
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