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Thread: How much to charge for sand replacement?

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    How much to charge for sand replacement?

    I need know what a fair price is for have mybsand replaced in my pool sand filter.

    Its a triton ll tr 140. Needs 650 lbs of sand. How much is to much to pay a pool guy do it. I dont want get ripped off.

    Thanks


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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    It's almost never necessary to replace the sand. Why do you think it needs changing?
    Sand is millions of years old when it's put in the filter, so a few years in the filter isn't going to hurt it.
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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    The sand just dont feel coarse any more. I had the tank sense 2004 and it runs 24/7 7 days a week


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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    Like Dave said, if you search through the board you can find threads that show sand examined under a microscope where even sand from a very old (20+ year) sand filter shows barely detectable wear compared to fresh sand.
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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    16x32 Oval In-ground Vinyl, ~17,000 gallons, Hayward 1hp Superpump, Hayward S245T Sand Filter

    Worn out sand? sand-filter-expert-help-t30049.html
    Drain the easy way: cyanuric-acid-blues-draining-pool-t43843.html
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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    I would redistribute the sand (there's an article in pool school about it), and then post a full set of test results if you're having issues.
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    Re: How much to charge for sand replacement?

    Alright thanks for info. Will save me some dollars $$$


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