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    Ok. I was getting sand in my pool so I installed new laterals. I didn't see anything wrong with the ones I took out but replaced them anyway. I turned on the pump on rinse and forgot to open the return valves. i got tons of blowback sand out or the line that i plug my auto cleaner into. turned it off and realized they were closed. i backwashed the filter good and I'm seeing lots of sand in the sight glass when i have it on rinse. any suggestions??
    Jeremiah Hough

    22,000 gallon, vinyl liner, chlorine, with auto cover

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New Laterals

    Stretch a nylon over the return and hold iot one with a rubber band and catch what you can. If it eventually stops, problem solved.
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