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    Sand Filter

    I have to change the sand filter,
    First, when I check the sand that I have it look like the attached file, I am not sure it is glass or mixed with glass, any identification would be helpful.20140606_212400.jpg20140606_212336.jpg

    Second I have the option between the Aqua Quartz and the natural stone , the question which one is better for filtration

    http://www.hardwaretogo.com/product/...and-50-lb.html

    http://www.clubpiscine.ca/723-produc...iltration.html

    Thanks
    25,000 Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, vinyl, 1 1/5 HP

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    Re: Sand Filter

    I would like to back up a step and ask why you are changing a sand filter?
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    Re: Sand Filter

    +1 what Isaac-1 said.
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    Re: Sand Filter

    rewesh,

    What Isaac and Dave are pointing out is that a sand filter almost never needs to have the filter media changed. "Pool professionals" may tell you that it needs to be changed every 3 5 years, but generally that is only to increase their profit margins.

    THIS THREAD will explain a sand filter and how to "deep clean" it.

    On another note, can you include a more precise location in your profile? "qc" doesn't let readers know much. Many times answers to questions are a little different depending on different climates.

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    Re: Sand Filter

    Interestig............Sand??????? Somebody identify that for me please.
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    Re: Sand Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Interestig............Sand??????? Somebody identify that for me please.
    I was going to say ground up soda bottles (pop bottles for those in the midwest).
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