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Thread: AGP - change filter sand?

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    AGP - change filter sand?

    Howdy All! How often should pump sand be changed? We have an AGP, 2 HP Haywood pump. Pool was installed in 2009 and sand has never been changed; we back wash when pressure gets high. We have a yellow bug critter cleaner, but it has become increasingly worse at doing its job. It does not reach to all areas of the pool anymore, and loses power and has to be repositioned and coaxed to continue working. We had it repaired once, but are thinking now of getting a different auto cleaner. The guy at Leslie's pool supply was trying to help us diagnose the problem and said maybe it's time to change the sand.
    AGP partially buried since 2009, with surrounding wood deck and flower bed. 12 x 24 oval x 48" deep Celebration by Forum. Steel sides, vinyl liner, Barracuda pool cleaner. Pentair 1.5 HP single speed sand pump. Flower fountain - works well to cool water up to 10 degrees.

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    Re: AGP - change filter sand?

    You don't need to replace the sand unless it has become badly clumped. However, it does sound like it is time to clean and resettle the sand bed. The procedure is described in this post.
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    Re: AGP - change filter sand?

    Thanks so much Jason. We'll check out the post.
    AGP partially buried since 2009, with surrounding wood deck and flower bed. 12 x 24 oval x 48" deep Celebration by Forum. Steel sides, vinyl liner, Barracuda pool cleaner. Pentair 1.5 HP single speed sand pump. Flower fountain - works well to cool water up to 10 degrees.

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