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    May 2014
    South Orange NJ

    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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    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    Did he tell you why?
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    Central Illinois

    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.

    12,000 gallon fiberglass in-ground, Aqua-Rite SWG, 1 HP single speed Hayward Super Pump, Hayward 200# top valve sand filter, 150K BTU Natural Gas heater, automatic cover, Blue Diamond robot, and lots of noodles.

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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

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    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

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

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