I found a Hayward Sand Filter S220T and a Hayward Power-Flo Matrix pump SP1515-Z-1-ESC for $250. I figure I got a pretty good deal since the the filter alone runs for way more than I paid for whole setup.
For transporting the filter I was planning to drain it, remove the sand (if someone could tell me how to go about it without damaging anything). I'd like to clean it out before refilling with new sand. The water in the sight glass is green and I don't want to introduce someone else's algae bloom to my pool.
I need to empty it anyway because I have NO idea how I'd ever load it into my van with 250 # of soppy wet sand in it.
I cannot find much info on the pump. I know it is 1.5 hp which is more than I really need but they came as a pkg deal. I'm trying to figure out if it is 1 or 2 speed. My luck, single speed. Anyone have any clue where I can get info on it. I have the manual but, it is useless on this point.