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Thread: Am I losing sand?

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    Jerry's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    New Orleans

    Am I losing sand?

    Every time I backwash I see a little (1/8 teaspoon or less) of sand swirling around the little sight glass.
    I don't have sand in the I losing sand when backwashing?
    It's been 3 years since I set up this filter...Katrina flying debris cracked my old one.
    10,000 Gal. Inground Plaster Lap Pool
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    New Orleans, LA

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    Re: Am I losing sand?

    Typically you will see a little sand in the sight glass-Imagine if you had a glass of water and some sand in it and then shook it like crazy. The sand will not settle instantly-that is why it is a good idea to backwash then rinse before you put the valve back to filter mode(assuming you have a multiport valve).

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