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    Closing Pool: Sand Filter.

    Hi Everyone,

    I am closing my pool. I read the pool school and there is no mention on what to do with the sand in the sand filter.
    Do I have to empty it? I am planning to bring it inside, so it's not going to be on the freezing temps.
    Thanks,
    Marcelo
    Intex above ground Rect UltraFrame 12x24x52, 8500gal. Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 14". Intex SWG.

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    Re: Closing Pool: Sand Filter.

    There is no reason to empty it as long as it's not too heavy to lift.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Closing Pool: Sand Filter.

    thank you for your help.
    I drained the tank. Not entirely. I can hear water in there when a shake it. Is that ok? I am covering with a plastic bag so no dust gets in there.
    Until may next year.
    tkx,
    Intex above ground Rect UltraFrame 12x24x52, 8500gal. Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 14". Intex SWG.

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    Re: Closing Pool: Sand Filter.

    Don't worry about the little bit of water left in the filter. It's in the shallow dished bottom and there's not enough of it to hurt anything when it freezes. Leave the drain plug out.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Closing Pool: Sand Filter.

    Thanks Bama!!
    Intex above ground Rect UltraFrame 12x24x52, 8500gal. Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 14". Intex SWG.

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