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Thread: Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwards)

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    Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwards)

    Oh my, I'm feeling a lot of anxiety right now. So please forgive me if what I'm typing is hard to follow.

    I just finished hooking up my new Hayward sand filter. I'm usually very meticulous about things like this but somehow I hooked up the plumbing backwards. I ended up running the filter for maybe 1-2 minutes before I noticed that sand was blowing out of the pool. Not realizing what was going on, I stopped the pump, set the valve to backwash and when I turned it back on the water was barely coming out. I knew something was wrong, so I turned off the pump and checked the plumbing and it was reversed. What a boneheaded mistake but I was so anxious and excited about this that I had a lapse in judgment. I will go to Lowes tomorrow and get more plumbing supplies and correct my plumbing error.

    I'm really concerned about my sand filter. Did I damage the laterals or the valve with my plumbing error?
    Pool Size: 8600 gallons - rectangle 12'x24'
    Pool Type: Inground with vinyl liner
    Filter: Hayward Pro-Series S244T - 300# Sand Filter
    Pump: Astral Pools IGP2010 - 1HP

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    Re: Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwar

    Not likely.
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    Re: Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwar

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Not likely.
    Thanks JohnT!!!
    I'm glad my boneheaded mistake probably won't be a costly one.

    I've just finished the replumbing and I'm letting the PVC cement finish curing.
    Pool Size: 8600 gallons - rectangle 12'x24'
    Pool Type: Inground with vinyl liner
    Filter: Hayward Pro-Series S244T - 300# Sand Filter
    Pump: Astral Pools IGP2010 - 1HP

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    Re: Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwar

    Just a follow up, that everything seems to be OK now and working as it should.
    Pool Size: 8600 gallons - rectangle 12'x24'
    Pool Type: Inground with vinyl liner
    Filter: Hayward Pro-Series S244T - 300# Sand Filter
    Pump: Astral Pools IGP2010 - 1HP

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    Re: Did I just damage my new sand filter? (hooked up backwar

    You may find it still blows sand in the pool for a while when you restart it.
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    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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