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    Sand in pool by jets

    Hi-I've been using the TFP method for a few years and pool looks great. Lately I have sand by the jets. I had a pool guy out and he said I needed a new filter at the cost of $1,200-commercial grade-which seemed a little much. I went on you tube and it seems that my lateral assembly my be the problem. We also need a new O-Ring we were told. We have experience with changing the filter sand-which we did before we found this web site a few years ago, in an attempt to clear our water. So we feel pretty confident in our ability to change the lateral assembly. My question is, is it likely that it could be another issue instead of the lateral assembly? We had a new pump installed a couple years ago, so that part should be fine. Thanks for any advice.
    Kris
    In ground 26,000 gal. 16x36 Avg depth-6'
    Vinyl
    sand filter used 24/7
    auto cover
    Elgin/Illinois

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    Re: Sand in pool by jets

    So many posts like this really are not sand. Don't do anything until you prove to yourself it is absolutely sand. It should quickly go back to the bottom if you brush it up and it should be grainy and you should be able to hold it in your hand.

    Let us know you are absolutely sure it is sand and we'll help with a fix......it may not be easy but we can give it a try.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Sand in pool by jets

    It's definitely sand. I just ordered a new lateral assembly- looks like it wont be too complicated to replace.
    Kris
    In ground 26,000 gal. 16x36 Avg depth-6'
    Vinyl
    sand filter used 24/7
    auto cover
    Elgin/Illinois

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