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    Question Filter advice

    Reactivating a pool which has laid dormant for 5-6 years. It's an in-ground pool with a vinyl liner, 14 X 28 feet, about 12,000 gallons. It has what I believe is a sand filter, it's a fiberglass vessel 24" in diameter, about 26" tall. Volume comes out at about 5 cubic feet / 36 gallons. I was planning on using my shopvac to remove the old sand (unless there is a preferred method), how much and what kind of sand do I put in this thing? I presume that the piping is full of the same nasty water and black muck that's in the pool, any suggestions on cleaning it?

    Steve
    Pool is in-ground, 14 X 28 feet. Construction is a metal frame with a vinyl liner. Has separate circulation and booster pumps. Filter is a sand filter, measures 24" in diameter

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    Re: Filter advice

    It is usually not necessary to replace the sand. Try this first, Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter

    If you do then you will need #20 silica sand. Each filter needs a specific amount of sand, it is usually on a label that is missing. Post a pic and maybe someone will recognize it.
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    Re: Filter advice

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    Here are are some photos of the filter, it appears to have been patched some time in the past. Was going to attach a photo of the pool, but get a message that I have exceeded my quota...
    Pool is in-ground, 14 X 28 feet. Construction is a metal frame with a vinyl liner. Has separate circulation and booster pumps. Filter is a sand filter, measures 24" in diameter

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