My Sand and SWG combo was working great for the first 3 or so weeks. I started hearing a louder than usual noise coming from the motor so I shut it off and called Intex. They immediately said they would send a new Control Station for me to replace by taking off 4 screws in the motor housing. I wonder if this is happening a lot because they suggested the solution so quickly without me explaining more than a larger than normal noise.
Since I have the combo, I don't have the option of running the sand filter separately because the only motor I have runs both the Sand and SWG systems. Since I have hard plumbed everything its also going to require redoing part of the PVC pipe.
Here's my setup: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97900083@N03/9358654251/
Intex said it would take 7-10 days to get the part. Here are my options for water that is well balanced today:
1) Test a couple times a day and be aggressive with Bleach as needed. Use a brush to circulate the water a few times a day to avoid dead spots and help stop algae growth.
2) Hook up the paper cartridge filter I got with the pool (and never used). I could use the Intex outlet and plunger valve I'm no longer using because of the inwall skimmer) and just run the intlet hose into the pool directly for this short period. I don't want to have to disconnect the hard plumbed outlet return side of the sand filter.
3) Other options?
What would you do?