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    Okay, I Lied - Another Question

    Just in case.....what are the signs and symptoms that your pump and/or sand filter is NOT working correctly? Possible channeling of sand - symptoms?

    The outflow is good...motor on pump squeals a tad SOMETIMES, but otherwise sounds normal. However, JUST IN CASE....what is the symptom of sand filter channeling????? Our sand is now on it's fourth season ( previous thought 3 seasons). I have read that alot of you do not change your sand. My pressure is always good, at 10.

    Thanks in advance!
    15x30 AG 48" deep Oval
    Hayward 1.5 Power Flow Max LX Pump, Hayward E Series Sand Filter
    Superior Spa (Made right here in Oklahoma) with 96 jets
    800 feet of 2 level decking around pool and spa overlooking beautiful pasture and pond.
    Our own backyard paradise

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    Re: Okay, I Lied - Another Question

    Generally you'll have low PSI(not much higher, if any than the Recirculate mode). But, the thing most people notice first when their sand has channeled is debris back into the pool through the return(s).

    Easiest way to be sure is to just take the top off the filter and look.

    HTH,
    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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    Re: Okay, I Lied - Another Question

    Pressure seems to stay around 10 or 11. No debris going back into pool
    15x30 AG 48" deep Oval
    Hayward 1.5 Power Flow Max LX Pump, Hayward E Series Sand Filter
    Superior Spa (Made right here in Oklahoma) with 96 jets
    800 feet of 2 level decking around pool and spa overlooking beautiful pasture and pond.
    Our own backyard paradise

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    Re: Okay, I Lied - Another Question

    Then the sand is probably not channeled. As long as the water is staying clear I wouldn't worry about it.

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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