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    Maintenance?

    I bought a foreclosure and the pool was built in 2006. Knowing very little about the history of the pool I am having my filter deep cleaned and sand replaced in a few weeks. I know you don't need the sand replaced but they are offering a special and it comes with sand replacement.

    I also am also having the spider gasket replaced. They suggested replacing all the parts in the multi port valve. They said it would be under a $100. Is this a normal part of routine maintenance? Anything else I should have them do?
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    Re: Maintenance?

    The spider gasket is the only repair needed for the multiport valve. I would replace all o rings on all unions and ball valves. Do this yourself. The common ones are 224, 331 and 328

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    Re: Maintenance?

    Is there a REASON you need to replace all parts of the multi valve? I'd pass on having the sand replaced due to the fact they might end up cracking a lateral accidentally and for no good reason.
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    Re: Maintenance?

    All my plumbing is glued. If I need to get at a joint I need to have it cut apart. Is there o-rings in the joints?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Is there a REASON you need to replace all parts of the multi valve? I'd pass on having the sand replaced due to the fact they might end up cracking a lateral accidentally and for no good reason.
    They said it is just good maintenance.
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    Re: Maintenance?

    No, if glued you won't need o rings. I redo a lot of pools that are just glue and hose clamps. You are not alone!

    I know the jacuzzi guy that invented sand filters always felt sand never needed replacement.

    It's now common for pool stores to tell people that every 5 years their sand should be replaced. What a joke that is. Yours is most definitely still good. Just do a search for deep cleaning sand in here.

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    Re: Maintenance?

    There are very few times when replacing sand is necessary. If it's always been a chlorine pool, keep the sand, just deep clean it, and all will be fine.
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