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Thread: New Filter: issues with sand and air.

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    New Filter: issues with sand and air.

    I finally got a sand filter to replace the cheap one that came with the cheap pool.

    So I got the biggest cheap filter I could.

    Here's the issues:
    1: there is sand in the pool. How much is too much? If I were to estimate it would be a tablespoon or less. It does come back a bit after a vacuum, but seems to be decreasing.

    2: if I let the pump run for more than a couple hours the sight glass is getting many air bubbles and I need to stop and bleed. Also whenever the pump is turned off lots of air goes into the sight glass and pool. I'm pretty sure I don't have any leaks.
    100$ Intex 12'x30" (year 2)
    Intex 3000 gph filter/pump

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    Re: New Filter: issues with sand and air.

    And right after I wrote this I turned the pump off and no air at All. Almost 3 weeks and now it works like I think it should just after posting about it.

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    Re: New Filter: issues with sand and air.

    THAT's how good we are here at TFP. We anticipate problems before they happen and fix them while you type.
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    Re: New Filter: issues with sand and air.

    Dude. I call it "technician proximity effect" at work.

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