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    Lost some sand..

    I opened the pool tonight and I started out on waste to dump the antifreeze out the backwash hose then I think I made the mistake and ran on backwash for 30 seconds and I lost a couple pounds of sand. Should I pickup a bag of sand and top off the filter?

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    Re: Lost some sand..

    There's 250 pounds of sand in your filter, so if you lost a couple... don't worry about it.

    Dan
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    Re: Lost some sand..

    After dumping the antifreeze to waste should I have just switched it over to filter? Not sure why I started backwash since it was done before I closed it.
    18600 Gallon In Ground
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    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Lost some sand..

    Even switching to backwash, you should not have lost more than a couple teaspoons worth of sand. When you backwash, does sand continuosly come out with the water? If so, that would indicate a problem.
    When you said a couple of pounds I envisioned the amount of sand you could hold in two hands...

    Dan
    16' X 24' Wilkes Pools "Genesis", 10K Gal
    Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1 hp, & 18" Pro Series sand (S180T)

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    Re: Lost some sand..

    I would have to backwash again to test. Reevaluating again may 5lbs but nothing more.
    18600 Gallon In Ground
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    Aqua Genie Skimmer/Return
    Purex Triton Challenger wet end with Emerson 2EZ Speed Two-Speed with Timer Motor 3/4HP #EB2980T
    Sta-Rite 145361 Cristal-Flo II High-Rate Sand Filter 22Inch
    Taylor K-2006

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