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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    If it works, I'd say $250 would be a good price. If it was moved with sand in it, the laterals and center pipe will most likely have to be replaced and that will make it worth less.
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If it was moved with sand in it, the laterals and center pipe will most likely have to be replaced and that will make it worth less.
    Bama,

    Could you expand on this? Do they crack?
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    If those filters are moved with the sand in them the sand shifts and cracks the laterals and sometimes the center pipe. They're designed to be static and not to withstand pressure from the shifting sands, as it were.
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    So rolling a sand filter on it's side (while filled with sand) might be a problem? Oh..Oh
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    I'd say you'd be VERY lucky if it wasn't a problem.
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I'd say you'd be VERY lucky if it wasn't a problem.
    It might be...it was my spare filter, that was rolled over to my neighbors...and it took a long time on their small pool to clear it up. This could be the reason it was "sub-optimal"...

    Seems like I have enough reason to open it up and check for damage.
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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If those filters are moved with the sand in them the sand shifts and cracks the laterals and sometimes the center pipe. They're designed to be static and not to withstand pressure from the shifting sands, as it were.
    now im lost about this as well. so when i go look at used filter and if they have sand in them i should look to see if the pipe is cracked inside. never had a sand filter so this is very new to me.

    the one i posted earlier she still hasn't got back to me and i thought it was still in the box as what my friend said to me but i looked her add up and she said it was used for a month
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/for/2501950501.html

    then i came across this tonight the guy is selling everything pool and all for 200 figured i would get it all give pool away and still have a good deal. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/for/2504612231.html

    so bama when going to look at new setups what should i ask? things like did you move the filter with the sand in it would that be the main question and where do i look for damage if they have been moved


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    Re: is this setup a good deal

    The big thing is if they moved the filter with the sand in it. If they did that's a red flag. It's hard to inspect the internals. so you need to negotiate the price basd on that.
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