i have a ranger series sand filter
i read about channeling in the filter so decided to take the valve off and take a look in to see
pulled the multi valve off and the pipe and laterals came right tot he top
this is the first time i have ever dived into the fitler
who knows what the previous owners did
anyways the water is very dirty and full of floating things
i back washed right before for a min and sight glass looked clear
water is very murky LOTs of solids floating around
put the hose in to let the solids float on and out
a few minutes of this and nothing looked any better at all
so i pulled the lower drain
and leaned over the filter some to get some more water out faster
so what should i do from here?
how much sand should be in the bottom of my filter?
should my water in the tank be this murky and full of solids?
it is still draining so i dont know how much sand is there
but i would imagine it wouldn't be much and wasnt even covering the laterals as they came right up witht he valve
any help would be appreciated