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    pepsiholic's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Fairmont, WV


    I just got around to emptying the sand of my old filter after my conversion. I bought a bigger filter and new sand for my new BBB ways.

    I popped the valve thingy off the top and sand was FULL of green nasty looking chunks of stuff. All that after only 1 year of Baquacil? Makes me believe my water was never sanitary no matter what the "strips" and "pool store" said.

    I'm not quite sure what to do with this sand, though. Should I just dumped it and hose it away? Should I use it to backfill my drainage ditch behind the pool before I fill it with gravel? It kind of grosses me out thinking about it still being around

    I am so glad I found this forum! Everytime I have a question, I just pop in here and look it up, most of the time it's already been answered. Keep up the good work everyone!!
    24 x 52 Round AG Outback Empire Pool 13,500 gal.
    1 HP Hayward Power-Flo pump w/Hayward 18" 150lb. sand filter
    TF-100 test kit & SpeedStir
    Wanda the Whale Vacuum

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    TizMe's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Covington, Georgia

    Re: ewwwwwwwww.....

    Depending on the age of your sand, that nasty stuff myy be what you filtered out during your conversion ..
    Don't have a pool right now. Just sharing what I have learned over the years!
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    Doing BBB and loving it!

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: ewwwwwwwww.....

    Got any pics?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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