I need help as Google is not being a trusted friend on this.
I cannot find any information on the sand filter installed on the pool.
It is a Tidewater by Jacuzzi so old the labels on it are blank. I know next to
nothing about this filter except that it measures 18" side to side.
I bought this house 2 years ago with the pool installed. Being as it is a 18'
round above ground pool this filter is probably a bit over sized but I don't
want to replace it if all it needs is a part or two.
Last year there was a little sand in the pool not much but this year there are loads
after opening it and the initial backwash. I spent 20 years in apartment maintenance
including pool care so I have a pretty good idea what is going on when it comes to pool
care and maintenance but I am not an expert. I realize that there is probably a split
lateral or two in the filter and it may be a good idea to change the sand out though
it is doing a good job.
My questions are, does anyone have any info on this unit? There is NO info online I can see.
Where would I get spare parts like replacement laterals? Are things interchangeable?
Are the laterals on this unit glued in or threaded? I realize I will find that out when I
tear it down but I would like to spend a day not a week when I get to shutting the pool
down for repairs.
If I need a new lateral assembly what am I looking for in a replacement? Suggestions?
Thanks for any help in advance.