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    Please Help!!!

    I am getting sand in my pool? We have changed out the laterals...even though there was no cracks in the old ones and the sand is still coming in...We have checked all of the gaskets and replaced them...How can it get into my pool...We have a old pool...the Filter is a sand TA60...I hope someone can help me
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Welcome to TFP

    How long ago did you replace the laterals?

    Pls list your pool and equipment specs. You can go ahead and put those in your sig
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    Re: Please Help!!!

    btw, are you sure it is sand? How does it feel? Generally, sand will feel gritty, pollen usually feels squishy; and algae feels slimy.
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    Re: Please Help!!!

    We just replaced them yesterday...
    We have a San Juan Fiberglass pool....Large, I am not sure of the size but it is 10 ft. deep
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA 60)
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    How do I fix a sig.... The pool is 17x33...It is probably around 25 yrs old...Had set for years needing repairs...We did that last summer and had a little sand coming in the pool but not as much as we do now
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    There are several things that look exactly like sand under water but instead, are often algae, pollen, or dust. How does this stuff feel? Does it feel like sand?

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope54
    How do I fix a sig.... The pool is 17x33...
    Go to "User Control Panel" (top left under TFP logo), select Profile, then Edit Sig.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    It is sand...no doubt !!!
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    My first choice, even if it has been replaced, is a lateral. Second choice is gasket. That's is really all it can be unless someone can think of anything else.

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope54
    It is sand...no doubt !!!
    Well, the only idea I have is possible channelling. But, since you just changed/rearranged/cleaned the sand when you replaced laterals, I doubt that could be the issue.

    Has the sand always been coming back into the pool, since 2010 repairs, or did it just start recently?
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    You're done SLAMing when:
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    Re: Please Help!!!

    It didn't come in during the early years of use...but did some last year and more this year
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Which gasket would you think it could be? Hubby has replaced all of the gaskets
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    So, sounds like it started after the 2010 pool repairs, correct?

    Please add your pump info in your sig.
    Folks will be reading and needing that info to see if your pump/filter combo are playing nicely together or what

    Others will be along with some ideas. Don't worry. It will get fixed
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    ok...sure will...
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    I don't remember it having sand in the pool in the earlier days...if so, only a small amount...
    Thanks for your replies...We are just pulling our hair out trying to figure this out
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    I have even More sand in my pool today than yesterday
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    How much sand did you put in the filter when you replaced the laterals? In other words, are you certain the sand is at the correct height in the filter?
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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Check that the center stand pipe is seated well and there are no cracks. You can pull out the sand again and make sure the latterals are still ok as well.
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    Re: Please Help!!!

    It is over 2/3 full of sand...is it possible to get to much and that cause a return sand problem in the pool?
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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    Re: Please Help!!!

    Hubby did check the pipe good before he put it back in, but is planning to pull it all out again...
    San Juan Inground Fiberglass Pool 17x33 (2008) year it was put down
    Tagelus Sand Filter (TA60)
    Pump...Hayward 1 horsepower
    Closed for years needing repairs...Repaired last summer 2010 and reopened

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