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    Newbie with a question

    This will be our second year with our pool. We got it used and really haven't had any issues with it at all. When we winterized it last year we knew we would have to replace the lateral assembly with pipe this year. We're going to have to remove all the sand from the filter in order to get the assembly inserted properly. Should I go ahead and buy new sand since it's got to come out anyway? It's 4 years old.

    Any tips or suggestions for this process?

    Thanks y'all.
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: Newbie with a question

    No reason to replace sand. It existed a million years before your pool. 4 years in your filter isn't going to do anything.

    Use a shop vac to get it out. Be gentle so that you don't damage any other laterals.

    When you refill it, fill the filter halfway with water first. It will act as a cushion so falling sand doesn't damage your new laterals.
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