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    Another Sand in Pool Thread....

    My water's crystal clear, but I'm getting seeing sand on the liner.

    I replaced the laterals last year when we got the pool up and running.

    While the pump is running sand is not coming out of the filter, this was verified with a sock over the return.

    I shut the pump off last night around 7, no sand on the bottom as it was freshly vacuumed out. This morning around 7, no sand whatsoever. I go to work and come home at lunch, sand on the boom, pump wasnt on.

    I haven't had the multivalve removed or apart since last Spring. Could this be a spider gasket issue? What other reasons could this be?

    Note that while the pump is running, the valve does leak out a fairly steady drop out the waste port.....

    Thanks.
    24' AGP, 13,500 gallons, Hayward 100 lb Sand Filter, 1hp Pentair Optiflo Pump

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    Re: Another Sand in Pool Thread....

    Are you sure it is sand. Try to pick the sand up with your fingers. If you can't it's not sand
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    Re: Another Sand in Pool Thread....

    I will try to pick it up today.

    Could this just stuff in the air thats landing in the pool?? I'm kind of baffled by this.
    24' AGP, 13,500 gallons, Hayward 100 lb Sand Filter, 1hp Pentair Optiflo Pump

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    Re: Another Sand in Pool Thread....

    Quote Originally Posted by rebl68
    I will try to pick it up today.

    Could this just stuff in the air thats landing in the pool?? I'm kind of baffled by this.
    Absolutely. You can put a sock over your return to see if it catches anything, then you'll know if it's getting out of the filter or just blowing in the wind

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    Re: Another Sand in Pool Thread....

    i did have a sock over for a little bit, but the pool was still clear on the bottom.

    i'm starting to believe its just wayward dirt!
    24' AGP, 13,500 gallons, Hayward 100 lb Sand Filter, 1hp Pentair Optiflo Pump

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