We are hoping to open our pool this week, it is suppose to hit 80 on Wednesday March 15. I have a couple questions I was hoping you experts could help me with.
Our pool is going on its fifth season. It is an inground fiberglass pool with salt water chlorine generator. The pump I have is a Jandy PlusHP PHPM2.0 - 2 (speed pump) matched with a 300# jandy sand filter, ST24-T.
Last season we noticed a lot of sand was ending up in our pool. I was reading that the cause of it could be some of the laterals were damaged. However, yesterday I emptied out the sand filter and inspected the laterals and they all seem in perfect condition, no cracks or breaks in any of the laterals. What else might be causing sand to end up in our pool? Pump oversized? The muli-port valve wearing?
We have always been happy with the water clarity of the sand filter, but since we have emptied out the sand is there any benefit to changing the filtration media from sand to Zeolite, or glass beads? If we stick with sand should we cover the laterals with pea gravel before filling with sand, something we didnt have previously?
Thanks for any help or suggestions.