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    Help Setting Up New Intex

    Just filled our new Intex 18x52 and sand is in the filter. I read somewhere to run the sand filter 8-9 hrs, then add salt & jump around in the pool to agitate the salt then run the sand filter 24 hrs. Does this sound right?

    Also, the sand filter manual states to run filter on rinse for a minute, problem is it didnt come with a backwash hose. We've thought to use the hose that came with the pool for cleaning the pool & using a clamp, should this work?
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    You can just dump the salt in, spread it around a little, and then leave the pump running for 24 hours. Actually that is pretty close to what you said

    The pool hose will work in a pinch, but it is much better to use a backwash hose; as soon as you get a change to buy one.
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    That makes more sense... Thanks for saving me some time...

    The guy at Leslies Pools told me he didnt carry backwash hose. Where should I look for one?
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    Leslie's web site has it, as do many other Internet vendors.
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    just remember the backwash water can/will kill grass if you do it enough(because of the salt). I killed the whole side of my driveway when I drained my pool a few months ago and forgot to get the hose out to the street. so get a long hose if you need it
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    Quote Originally Posted by foster400
    just remember the backwash water can/will kill grass if you do it enough(because of the salt). I killed the whole side of my driveway when I drained my pool a few months ago
    That is extremely unusual. Hundreds of people here backwash salt pools onto the yard and the grass does wonderfully, better than in other areas of the yard that don't get as much water.
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    Re: Help Setting Up New Intex

    im sure it is unusual. I do know that when we would get a ton of rain and I needed to lower the pool I would just drain onto the lawn and the bermuda would yellow and take weeks to recover. In the front where I drained to whole pool(about 2500 gallons was on the grass, rest was on the street) it took about a month to recover. Could have been the amount of water but my yard slopes well and the guy who fertilizes it said it was the salt. who knows that was just what happened to me.
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