Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Do i need a new sand filter

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    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

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Smykowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: Do i need a new sand filter

    Did he tell you why?
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
    The most important article on this site - The ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    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.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    In the Industry

    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    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

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    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.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts