So not sure if this was on the news in your area or not but lastnight we had a giant Haboob come through Arizona and it pretty much killed my sand filter. If your not sure of what a Haboob is watch this time laps video http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/t ... 7888487149 so just imagine what your pool would look like after that. Here is what my pool looked like, you can see the trail from the pool vac, all the dark stuff is dirt/dust.
Anyways my pool vac will barely move now and I also have a poolskim as you can see in the upper right corner bend there and the poolskim no longer has enough power to suck anything down. I have a sand filter and I ran the backwash about 15 minutes this morning hoping that would fix the problem and it did not. There is still no power for the vac or the poolskim. Even the water coming out of the sand filter through the backwash hose was very weak compared to how it normally is. Should I backwash for even longer? I'm new to owning a sand filter and we have been living in this house for just about 2 months now. The house is old and the pool is old as well. I dont know when or if the sand has ever been changed out of this filter so i'm guessing it's probably about that time.
By the way I have a Pentair TA-60 or TA-60/600 I can't quite read it.
Here are my questions:
Where are their instructions to replace the sand?
Where do I buy the replacement sand?
Instead of replacing the sand should I just backwash longer and see if that fixes the problem?
Any advice is appreciated.