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Thread: Changed sand in Filter, still getting sand in sight glass

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    Changed sand in Filter, still getting sand in sight glass

    About a month ago, I decided to change the sand in my pool filter. I have no history of the pool (how old, maintenance issues, etc.) and was having a masssive algae issue. So we decided to change the filter sand before doing a SLAM.

    In the process of cleaning it all out, one of the lateral arms inside the filter arm broke. I replaced the arm and finished replacing the sand. Ever since then i have been getting sand in the sight glass after backwashing and rinsing. I pull the glass, clean it out and the next time there is more sand. My dolphin robot runs all the time and I haven't yet found sand. And because of the water isn't swimmable I can't tell if there is sand on the bottom of the pool.

    So is this normal?
    26k GALLONS, HAYWARD 1HP FILTER PUMP
    HAYWARD 300# SAND FILTER - NEW SAND AS OF 6/16
    VINYL LINER, DOLPHIN DX3S (HERBIE)

    7 YR OLD SON, ASKING FOR WATER: "I FEEL LIKE A DEHYDRATING CRAB"

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    Re: Changed sand in Filter, still getting sand in sight glass

    What is the model of sand filter?

    I know someone here had noted the S244T hayward, you have to be careful as the lateral
    can leak sand where it joins the assembly if not folded the exact way.
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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    Re: Changed sand in Filter, still getting sand in sight glass

    It is the S244T. I folded them down to maybe 20 degrees from level.
    26k GALLONS, HAYWARD 1HP FILTER PUMP
    HAYWARD 300# SAND FILTER - NEW SAND AS OF 6/16
    VINYL LINER, DOLPHIN DX3S (HERBIE)

    7 YR OLD SON, ASKING FOR WATER: "I FEEL LIKE A DEHYDRATING CRAB"

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