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Thread: When and How much sand?

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    When and How much sand?

    I have a very old (early 1970's) Baker HRV 24 sand filter and most of the information has been worn from the data plate. All I could find is 15-20 GPM and 3.14SF. I can't find any information on the size in gallons of the filter, and don't know how much sand to put in. If it even needs to have new sand. I believe it was changed about 8 years ago. Any words of advice?

    Thanks

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    Re: When and How much sand?

    There shouldn't be any need to replace the sand. You might want to do a deep cleaning of the filter every year or two, see Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter.
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    Re: When and How much sand?

    We don't recommend changing out the sand since it doesn't go "bad". What we DO recommend is removing the multiport valve on top and giving it a good deep cleaning.
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    Re: When and How much sand?

    Thanks Jason! I like that advice a lot better than the alternative.

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