I just read through the “Deep-cleaning a sand filter” thread. Very informative-Thank you Smykowski and others. I'll certainly increase my monthly Backwash from 1 minute to 4 minutes.
I’m going on my 4th season with the pool. Although, I’m not having any issues with cloudy water or pressure increases, I’ll probably perform the deep-cleaning procedure.
One thing that concerns me is Dog Hair (Man’s Best Friend). With a Labrador, the hair certainly accumulates in the skimmer basket and strainer’s. Literally gobs and gobs of it! I can imagine a majority reaches the sand filter. What concerns me is the hair clogging the sand-filter Laterals. Anyone with a sand-filter & swimming dogs find this as a problem?