Hello everyone, I'll get right to it.
This memorial day weekend we opened the pool. After about a week or two, finally got the pool nice and clean. However, what I thought was dead algae towards the final end of getting it cleaned up was actually sand. I would vacuum, it would be spotless. Few hours/next day, sand all over the bottom of pool.
I vacuumed, turned it to rinse and or backwash for awhile (thinking it was stuck in the lines), come back later- sand.
So. my father in law and I took apart the filter (It is a Hayward S200 from what I researched) replaced all of the laterals, new pool filter sand. Still getting sand in the pool.
I have read that after adding sand to use backwash/rinse techniques to remove impurities in the sand before filtering. So I figured I screwed that up and just didn't do that. So I vacuumed again. Come home from work, sand in the pool. Not as much, but definitely some came in from the filters. I turned the filter off for the night out of frustration really. This morning, I turned the filter on, a solid stream of sandy water came shooting out the jets!
Anyone. Anyone have an idea??
Also, my next theory is maybe it has something to do with the air tube in the filter. The "automatic air release"? That appears to be an open source for sand to get in no?
Anyway, I am at a loss now. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it.