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    Needing some advice/direction

    First post, sorry if it is in the wrong place. Feel free to move it.

    Had a saltwater pool built in 2008. About 18,000 gallons.

    The problem I have been battling is it was built with sandstone around the pool as well as the waterfall. We don't run our waterfall very often at all.

    The sand in the pool is too hard for me to keep up with. I resealed the rock this past summer and it didn't make a difference. It literally needs to be vacuumed every day if I actually want a clear pool and I don't have a backwash system so most of the sand gets puts right back in the pool when I vacuum.

    I am needing some advice. Thinking of converting it into chlorine although my wife prefers salt, or ripping out all the sandstone and replacing with a rock that better handles saltwater. Is there a better way that I could vacuum to keep all the sand from going back through the jets?

    Thoughts?? I'm willing to try really anything.

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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    This is one reason I recommend EITHER a SWG or soft natural stone around the pool. Although you may be seeing the same thing even without the SWG if the stone is particularly soft.

    If you are seeing the sand returning to the pool when vacuuming, then something is wrong. It should be captured in the filter. What kind do you have? Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.
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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    Welcome to TFP!

    If sand is going through the jets, I'd suspect you have a filter problem. What kind of filter do you have?
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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    I have a Jandy cartridge system. I replaced my cartridges last summer. I buy ones on eBay. The canister holds 4 of them. I think they are the cl460.

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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    Well, there is no way sand should be passing through the cartridges. I would inspect them for damage and make sure they are seated correctly in the filter.
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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    They definitely are correctly in there. Is it possible that the sand is just too fine for it to capture 100%? It is definitely capturing some, seems like about half.

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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    No. Sand should be fully captured.
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    Re: Needing some advice/direction

    Okay. Any thoughts on replacing sand stone with a more saltwater friendly rock?

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