Husband changed sand in filter this spring before I read on here that it doesn't need to be changed. He said he carefully added the sand back in, had pipe covered with tape until time to hook back up. Now we are getting a lot of sand in pool. I read on here last night to cover with a stocking to see if just sand coming thru and when I vacuumed today using the skimmer vac everything I vacuumed came into stockings,including small worms! Have pump shut down right now, amazed that water is clear since filter isn't working at all. What should we look at first? Hoping there is a simple solution like he hooked it back up wrong and not that there is a giant crack in something. Will also mention that the filter plug is leaking under filter tank in case that is relevant.
We had a horribly cold winter and had one cracked pipe near our auto chlorinator which we removed. Last summer I saw a tiny amount of light colored sand when I vacuumed and wondered about it but now think we might have had a small crack and this winter made it worse? Hope we didn't mess things up by changing the sand, pool ownership is more difficult than we thought 6 yrs ago!
Any suggestions would be great before I call someone.