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    new intex 2650 sandfilter installed .... pool cloudy

    well dang it.... had crystal clear pool, today installed sand filter pump. now, as i am new to a sandfilter, and i was trying to decode intex's lousy instructions, i accidently forgot to backwash first. so, as i fired up pump and looked in to pool, i see a tan sandy colored stream of water coming out of the return....

    after some fast cussing, i killed the pump after it spewed sandy junk in my pool for about 10 seconds, reread the instructions and found out i was supposed to backwash first

    so after backwashing til looking glass was clear, I started it on filter, water shooting through return is clean. psi on filter is about 10. my pool is not crystal clear now its not horribly cloudy, but doesnt have its sparkle and clarity that it had before i screwed it up.

    if i run this sandfilter 24 / 7 for a day or so will it clear up? or will i have to do something else?

    thanks! other than this little mishap im happy with my new intex 2650 sandfilter, it really got this pool churning.
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    Re: new intex 2650 sandfilter installed .... pool cloudy

    You need to vacuum up the sand that spewed into the pool. Once that's taken care of it should go back to its former glory, provided you keep on top of the chemistry!
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    Re: new intex 2650 sandfilter installed .... pool cloudy

    Worse things have happened. It'll settle and then you can vacuum it up.
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    Re: new intex 2650 sandfilter installed .... pool cloudy

    You also needed to rinse for about a minute before turning it to filter......Mike
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    Re: new intex 2650 sandfilter installed .... pool cloudy

    thanks guys. ill rinse it, turn it back on to filter and then ill vac it tomorrrow.
    Partially buried Doughboy Desert Spring 16 x 32, sport pool, with 7 ft deep middle, 20,000 gallons, Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5 HP 2 speed pump, 250 lb sandfilter, 2 Doughboy skimmers and 2 returns. 2 cascade fountains.
    Taylor K-2006 kit. Zodiac Barracuda Ranger suction side cleaner.
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