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    Question about sand filter?

    Picking up gritty like substance. I am not sure if it's from my filter(medium is ecoglass) or from when I pressure washed my concrete decking around pool. I have a blue diamond robot and I been running it 2-3 times a day,the bag has what looks to be sand in it. It's not a lot but want to make sure my filter isn't leaking sand into pool.

    How do u know if u are losing sand?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Question about sand filter?

    It is difficult to tell for sure, without some experiments. However, this is a previously reported problem with ecoglass, so that is the first place I would look.

    One way to narrow down the possibilities is to tie a stocking to the return jet and see what gets caught in the stocking.
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    Re: Question about sand filter?

    How would one attach a sock to a return?
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    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: Question about sand filter?

    Twine. Usually the return has a nut/locking ring thing that holds it in place and you can tie something behind the nut.
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    Re: Question about sand filter?

    Ok thanks
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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