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Thread: Sand in the bottom of my pump

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    Apr 2014
    Mobile, Alabama

    Sand in the bottom of my pump

    I was vacuuming some of the debris out of my pool from the recent storm. When I went to clean out the basket in my pump, I noticed a fair amount of sand in the bottom. I'm worried my sand filter is pumping sand into the pool. How do I check for this? I'm still SLAM-ing so I can't get in the water, plus it's kinda cold still.

    Kevin T
    16' x 32' Vinyl Liner Grecian Pool. 20,000 Gallons. Sta-Rite SuperMax 1HP Pump (PHK2RA6E-102L). W. Cooper Ranger Series 25" Sand Filter. Dolphin Nautilus Plus.

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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: Sand in the bottom of my pump

    I'd worry about the SLAM first, then tackle the sand. If you're only vacuuming debris from the storm and there isn't a problem with the filter, it'll be a lot of effort wasted.

    If on the other hand the pool clears up but is still throwing sand into the pool, we can help you troubleshoot.
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