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    sand filter

    Need help with a sand filter....sand is being spit back into pool along with dirt.....changed the sand as suggested from pool store and it happened again....pool is also cloudy....not sure if its the please

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: sand filter

    It sounds as if you might possibly have a broken lateral inside the filter causing that. Hang a sock or nylon over the return and see what it catches exactly. Welcome to TFP.
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    Mexico, MO

    Re: sand filter

    Cloudy pool = bad balance.

    Do you have a test kit? Or have you been relying on the pool store for testing?

    Please add you pool info to your signature via the User Control Panel, so we can better help you. Every pool is unique, so we need this info to help. Also your location (nearest large city/town is close enough) can be added in UCP.
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    Re: sand filter

    It does sound like something may be broken inside the filter as was stated. Mine was doing that a lil bit when I first set it up. Try doing a backwash and after the backwash make sure to run it on rinse for at least 30 seconds to make sure the sand settles back down properly.

    Also, make sure you are using the number 20 sand if its an intex filter. If not see what the sand filter states as to which sand is required.

    Btw welcome
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