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    New sand filter & pump + chem question

    After some dirt work and water spraying all over me (because I forgot to glue my pvc), I finally got my sand filter installed and really like the pump/filter so far. A lot more power than the 1500 gph cartridge filter/pump I was using.

    Anyway, I could have sworn I read here last year that with sand filters, when you add your chems each day, you should set your pump on "circulate" instead of "filter". I could not find this anywhere after searching today. Any truth to this statement?
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    Re: New sand filter & pump + chem question

    . Any truth to this statement?
    Nope.
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    Re: New sand filter & pump + chem question

    You don't want to put your chemicals right in front of the skimmer and have them go through the filter and plumbing at a high concentration, but no... don't bother with putting you pump on circulate.
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    Re: New sand filter & pump + chem question

    Thanks! That makes more sense and is probably what I read.
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