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    Any have a Pac-Fab SuperFlow filter?

    Do ya have the manual?Know how far up to fill wit sand?
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    The basic procedure is:

    1. Before pouring sand into filter, look inside and check internal assembly for broken or loose laterals. Replace if necessary.
    2. To eliminate stress on laterals fill tank half-full of water before loadin sand.
    3. When full, top of sand bed should be about XXXXX.
    4. Wash all sand and dirt away from rim/cord ring sealing area.
    5. Assemble filter according to instructions.

    The tricky part is in step 3. The measurement for proper sand height is different for every filter and I don't know what it should be for yours.
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    Check the Pentair website or contact Pentair. Pacfab is one of their older brand names.

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    Well....since the laterals seem to be ok and I double cheak the multi-valve gasket and its good....Wouldn't have to be low sand?
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    The sand could have gotten channelized. Over time paths can form through the sand that allow water to get through without being filtered.
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    I took out the sand and put it back in to look at the laterals.Cheaked the multi-valve gasket.
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    ^^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Check the Pentair website or contact Pentair. Pacfab is one of their older brand names.

    BB, were you able to contact Pentair?
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    Looked through the web-site.No luck.Guess I'll spend some time on the phone!
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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzbait00
    Looked through the web-site.No luck.Guess I'll spend some time on the phone!
    ^^^^^^
    No luck on the phone!
    Anybody have a Pac-Fab SuperFlow sand filter?
    36x18,MAYBE 27000gal?,VINYL.3/4 HP,PAC-FAB SUPER FLO SAND FILTER

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