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    Sand in pool

    Hello,
    Does anyone have any ideas/hints/fixes for filter sand in the pool (on the bottom)? I just vacuumed a ton out this morning...what a pain.
    Thanks!
    8600 gal/ag/Richwood Round 18 x52 swinn'play pool, Aquamaster sand filter, Waterway pump, install 6/25/14

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    Re: Sand in pool

    How did it get there?
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    Re: Sand in pool

    I don't have a sand filter but from what little I know you could have a cracked lateral. Take a look at THIS thread on how to do a deep clean it will give you an idea on how to disassemble and take a look and you will end up with clean sand win/win.
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    Re: Sand in pool

    Not sure... It looks like filter sand. No clue how or why it is in the pool...
    8600 gal/ag/Richwood Round 18 x52 swinn'play pool, Aquamaster sand filter, Waterway pump, install 6/25/14

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    Re: Sand in pool

    Thanks...I think I found my problem. Backwashed a couple times without rinsing. According to the thread, that can cause sand to go into pool! Thanks again for the link
    8600 gal/ag/Richwood Round 18 x52 swinn'play pool, Aquamaster sand filter, Waterway pump, install 6/25/14

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    Re: Sand in pool

    How does the water look?

    Grab some and see if it is gritty like sand or squishy like dead algae. Has chlorine usage gone up? Do an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to see if there is something growing in the pool.
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