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    sand filter

    My pool installer only put 150 pounds of sand in my 200 pound filter. He said it will work better. I think he did it because that was all he had on the truck. Is there any truth to this or should I go buy another bag of sand?
    24' above ground, 2008 Esther Williams, 13,500 gallon, 200# sand filter, 1.5hp pump, bottom drains.

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    Re: sand filter

    Go get the sand. You are missing some of your filter's capacity.
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    Re: sand filter

    Those filters are designed for the amount of sand recommended and should have that much installed. You haven't hurt anything but as Dave said, Your filter is operating as efficiently as it was designed for.
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    Re: sand filter

    That is what I figured. Thanks!
    24' above ground, 2008 Esther Williams, 13,500 gallon, 200# sand filter, 1.5hp pump, bottom drains.

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