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Thread: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

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    Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Morning everyone. Well last night my sand filter gave out and it looks like I am in need of a replacement. I am not sure how old the sand filter is (it came with the house). My pump and motor is about 4 years old (bought new with the house).

    Anyways I was vacuuming the pool last night and backwashing once the pressure increased from about 12psi to 20 or so psi. All of a sudden after two or three backwashes the bottom of the filter split open. I am wondering if I did something wrong, or if this is due to old age, or a combo. I thought the filters were rated for much higher pressure (50psi??).


    Now I am looking for a replacement. I have approximately a 16,000 gallon in ground pool. Currently have an AO Smith SP1605Z1M motor. Unfortunately I did not write down the model number of the actual pump itself.

    I have attached some pictures for your viewing pleasure....any assistance on a replacement filter would be appreciated. I was thinking either a Hayward S180T or S210T

    Thanks all!


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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    That's old. My original filter was Pac Fab too. I don't recall when Pentair bought them, but it's been a while.

    You can likely get exactly the same filter today, just with a Pentair name. It makes installation a breeze. That's what I did.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Thanks. I will check out the local pool store today. We have one local store that sells Pentair. I have a fun holiday weekend ahead of me it looks like

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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Replacing a sand filter is not hard. It took me about two hours.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Any suggestions on how to transfer the sand? The sand in the cracked filter is less than a week old....

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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Since I was in it, I ditched what I had. It was installed around 1982 and I didn't think to save it. I sawed off the top of the filter with a sawzall and shoveled most of it out.

    But to answer your question, the right way is to use a shop vac, transfer it in batches to a wheelbarrow or whatever, then you can put it back in the new one.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Cracked Sand Filter - Looking For A Replacement

    Great - thanks again for the tip.

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