New Sand filter owner, always used cartridges until now, so this sand filter thing has me baffled.
I need to add some sand to the filter after an initial "wet run" to see that all was working. When I took the top off, the filter piping stuck a bit and pulled the spider-type assembly up and out of the small amount of sand that's in there.
I'm a strong guy, but even with twisting and turning, I can't seem to get it set in there. The way I did it the first time was to drop the filter on its side, then re-upright it. Is that my only option here? I'm working in a bit of a temporary setup for the next couple of days, but don't want my water to take a turn, so I really would like to keep it all working.
Any one have a trick for doing this, or is it just as obvious and messy as I think it is?