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    Do i need a new sand filter

    Our pool service guy says we need a new filter; how do I know?

    He's the same guy who just installed a new salt generator about two weeks ago. I was pleased with teh service on that. so i have no particlualr reason to distrust him- still i just want a second opinion

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    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    Did he tell you why?
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    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    My sand filter experience is limited to Haywards. I've had mine apart a couple of times for different issues. I don't think there is much that can go wrong with a sand filter which would necessitate replacement of the entire unit. Replacement parts are readily available. I did have to replace the top-valve on mine last year, and replaced the stand-pipe/lateral assembly before that (because of my own dumb fault... I broke the stand pipe while reaching down to scoop out sand for replacement).

    I'm also curious to hear why he thinks you need a new one. Perhaps the cost of needed parts is approaching the cost of a new unit?
    Greg R.

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    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    I would ask for the reason.
    What type of filter is on the pool now? Parts could be expensive or discontinued

    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski View Post
    Did he tell you why?
    X2

    There needs to be a good reason to replace sand or filter.
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