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    Triton TR60 Sand Change - I'm so dumb

    So we're recovering from our harsh (for Memphis) winter and I wanted to start getting the pool in shape. I needed to replace my pressure gauge on the filter (broke over the winter) as well as the O-ring around the lid to the filter as it was slowly leaking.

    I knew you had to release the pressure somehow....so I stupidly...so stupidly...pull the sand drain plug at the bottom of the unit. I thought it was just a water/pressure release plug...didn't realize it was the "sand drain". Needless to say an ***-ton of sand started rushing out of the filter.

    So now I'm committed to changing the sand as a good portion of my sand rushed out.

    HomeDepot sells Quickrete No. 1153 "Pool Filter Sand" for about $4per 50lb bag. The side the the filter calls for #20 silica sand...and the particle size called for on the side of the filter seems smaller than the quickrete stuff. Am I correct in assuming i need to buy the expensive sand from my pool supply store rather than the cheap stuff from home depot?

    Also...any other tips when i start filling the sucker back up with 275lbs of sand?


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    Thanks for the help....

    Oh..I attached a picture of the label from the side of my unit.

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    Re: Triton TR60 Sand Change - I'm so dumb

    QuickCrete No. 1153 Filter Sand is acceptable. It has a slightly wider range of particle sizes, but the smallest size matches the correct smallest size, which is the critical thing.
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    Re: Triton TR60 Sand Change - I'm so dumb

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    QuickCrete No. 1153 Filter Sand is acceptable. It has a slightly wider range of particle sizes, but the smallest size matches the correct smallest size, which is the critical thing.
    Awesome...thanks for the reply! The side of my filter says 275lbs of sand and 50lbs of gravel. I don't think I'm going to do the gravel...does this mean I need 325lbs of sand or am I ok to just dumb 275lbs of the quickcrete 1153 in there?

    thanks!

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    Re: Triton TR60 Sand Change - I'm so dumb

    If you are going all sand you need to use 325 lbs of sand.
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    Re: Triton TR60 Sand Change - I'm so dumb

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    If you are going all sand you need to use 325 lbs of sand.
    Awesome...thanks again!

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