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    Opening up a pool

    I can't find a place to start a new topic, maybe someone here can help me
    We are opening up a pool that has been closed for years...We have done all the patching and now working on the pump...How do I know how much sand I need to use to replace the old
    Thanks for any help

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    Re: Need Help

    Quote Originally Posted by shielda
    I can't find a place to start a new topic, maybe someone here can help me
    We are opening up a pool that has been closed for years...We have done all the patching and now working on the pump...How do I know how much sand I need to use to replace the old
    Thanks for any help
    If there is a label on the filter then there should be some information on there. If you can find the brand and model number that will help us tell you how much sand you need. If you can't find that information take a picture of the filter and post it here. Also measure the height and circumference of the filter and post that information as well.

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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Welcome to TFP.

    Give the specs, model, etc. on the equipment and we can possibly help you. Without that there's really no way to tell.
    There are people here with filters that hold from 50# to 925#'s of sand.
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Is is a :
    Tagelus, Model TA-60
    Looks like te Filter Area is 31.50 - metric 29 but I am not sure of that...the reading is hard to read
    It doesn't mention anything about how much sand ...
    Horizon 45
    Maybe I can go measure this evening
    Thanks
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    Re: Opening up a pool

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    Re: Opening up a pool

    No need to go measure.
    The Tagelus TA-60 takes 325 lbs of sand
    or 50 lbs of pea gravel & 275 lbs of sand.
    The freeboard (distance between the top and the sand is 10┬╝".
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Oh thanks so much...I appreciate the help
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    I measured the tank...It is:
    34 inches tall
    74 inches around
    Do you still think I need that much sand for it?
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    As long as it's a TA-60 it needs that much sand. Be sure to get #20/21 filter sand too.
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Ok...Thanks...
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    We got the sand...waiting now for the gaskets to come in...We are replacing all of them since the pump hasn't been used in so long...I am getting excited that everything is coming together
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Good for you. While you're waiting on those gaskets read through pool school a few times especially the part about levels and maintenance.
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    I sure will...
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Pump gaskets came today...Hubby put them on and everything back together...the pump is still not picking up...sucking air somewhere...he thinks it is in the swimmer line
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    Be sure it's not the pump basket lid o-ring. Clean and lube that real good.
    If you suspect a place in the skimmer piping you can run water over it from a hose while it's running. If it primes then you know you've found your leak.
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    Re: Opening up a pool

    We did put a new pump basket lid o-ring...I will give this information to my husband when he gets home from work...we have everything turned off right now and I am not good with electricity
    thanks for the help
    Legacy Rectangle AGP, 13' x 25', 11,200 gal
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