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    New Member - Sand in pool

    Sorry to post on your thread, question for Yexas Splash, I saw your post above, you mentions this: - Damage to, or separation of, internal parts (laterals, center stand pipe, etc) (Did you fill the filter halfway with water "before" adding the sand?) Are we suppose to fill the tank with water halfway? I'm new to this , this is why i ask. I noticed some sand in my pool, not much but still noticeable.
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    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter

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    Re: New Member - Sand in pool

    Hello and welcome to TFP! I moved your thread just so we can all say "hi" and help you wit your issue separately. Yes, having water in the filter housing first helps to protect the laterals at the bottom from the direct pressure of the sand landing on them which increases the chance of breaking or separating a lateral. Those things can be somewhat delicate at times. Many manufacture's have a warning about that, but some may not.

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    Re: New Member - Sand in pool

    Thank you for the welcome, well i found out what the problem was seems the valve control has a gasket, which apparently broke off and when i did a backwash out it came flying. It's an index pool filter model SF80110, the gasket looks like a spiderweb. since it is still under warranty I need to file for a warranty replacement with them. Thanks for this great site , i would never have figured out how to setup and maintain my pool. My hats off you you guys!
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
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    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter

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    Re: New Member - Sand in pool

    OK seem interx customer service is giving me the run around. I'm still waiting on the warranty claim email from them so i can get the ball rolling, in the meantime i went to a pool place by me and they were clearing out an older version of the sand filter SF20110 the blue model, I ended up purchasing it instead of a hayward, which would have cost me 3 times as much. Tomorrow i will be installing it. So for my clarification i fill the tank halfway with water before pouring it the sand correct?
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
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    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter

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    Re: New Member - Sand in pool

    Yes. That way the sand slowly settles around the laterals.

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    Re: New Member - Sand in pool

    Here is a link that has a video I didn't watch (I have to pay for data) and a pdf of the manual.
    16 3000 Gal Sand Filter Pump - Intex
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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