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Thread: Sand Surprise!

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    Sand Surprise!

    Ok, I am a die hard DE filter guy. Have had them since 1977 and on.

    I am helping out a sister homeowner's association in getting their pool in shape and thought they were DE. They are NOT. It is sand. The water is clearer than I would have thought for a sand filter.

    It is the Triton II model TR-100HD, 450 lbs of sand.

    It is only a 14x32 IGP and has this large of a filter, so is it the larger capacity filter that makes it so much better?

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Sand Surprise!

    I'm not sure but just wanted to say I'm a die hard DE filter girl!

    I love my DE!

    My dad ran a public pool and dad says the sand filter held 25 bags of 50lbs of sand. My dad hoisted my brothers <7 and 9 yrs old at the time> into that filter to take the sand out with buckets and they were in it at the same time! That thing was huge!

    He said it also had gravel in it.
    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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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Sand Surprise!

    Yes, bigger is always better.
    Size matters.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    Re: Sand Surprise!

    The thing is physically huge. Since we always like pics, here is a pic.
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    Kinguni's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Winnipeg, Canada

    Re: Sand Surprise!

    That's huge!

    I only know my sand filter, and the water is crystal clear. I can't see there would be any way it can be clearer than it is now.

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    Apr 2007

    Re: Sand Surprise!

    Well, I have been doing some googling on Triton filters for a question I posted earlier and ran across this brochure. Their claim is they have a proprietary ClearPro technology that polishes the water. Here is the brochure

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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