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    Sand Filter Cleaner-Anyone Use it?

    Came across this product while doing some searches: ... r-Cleaner/

    Has anyone used this? Does it work and is it even neccesary?

    24' Round 14K Gallons
    Hayward S180t Sand Filter
    1hp Hayward Powerflo Matrix Pump
    Aquabot Pool Rover Jr.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Charlotte, NC

    Re: Sand Filter Cleaner-Anyone Use it?

    Never heard of it, & I have read a bunch of threads here.
    Search “adding DE to your Sand filter”, in PoolSchool

    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Sand Filter Cleaner-Anyone Use it?

    The general concensus is that it's not necessary or very effective. Good backwashing and maintaining you FC level is the best thing you can do for your sand. Some people claim that using a skimmer sock and scum balls will help keep suntan oils out of your sand and that's probably worth doing.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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