If you've read my other post in pumping station, you already know my love/hate relationship with the cartridge filter that came with my pool. This is just a continuation of the overall project, but mainly focused on adding the sand filter. This will be a photo documentary, of sorts. Here's what I started with:
Waterway FC125 cartridge filter with 2hp, 2sp pump (14.4 amp high, 4.4 amp low)
Completely removed the old setup to give way for some digging...
Got a good area ready, and answered the question of "what am I going to do with the old filter sand?"
Put down weed guard, more sand, bricks around the perimeter, river gravel, and then more of that old filter sand.
Placed the equipment to get an idea of how it is all going to lay out...
I like it! Pulled it all back out and set my "Paver Pad"
Time to start some plumbing!
I can't believe this was the very first thing I did... can you spot the oops?
There, I fixed it...
That concludes the first day's work, as the pictures didn't turn out well due to lack of light. I'll pick this back up tomorrow and clog up more bandwidth as I go!