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    Filter sand pumping into pool on start up

    Every time I turn the pump on, it shoots a cloud of sand in the pool for 3-5 seconds. If I just leave it running it doesnt seem to be putting sand in.

    Last year it did this and I thought I had used the wrong sand in the filter. So I went to the pool store and got the pool filter sand they suggested.

    I had lots of trouble trying to vacuum the pool last year. I added the wall mounted Intex skimmer, which for $20. seems to work pretty good. I still keep loosing suction while vacuuming but that seems to be when some leaves/debris get caught in one of the strainers. Once I remove the debris and restart the pump I regain suction to vacuum, but it throws a bunch more sand out.

    Not sure where to start to get this properly diagnosed and fixed. My pool does look much better this year.

    I just added a 10'X7" deck on one end and I want to get this thing working correctly this year so we can enjoy it more.

    Thanks in advance.
    Dennis in Central Indiana
    Pool owner for 4 seasons. 18 x 52 (7000 gallons) Intex Metal Frame pool. Hayward S210T93S Sand Filter and Pump (1 1/2 HP) w/ in wall skimmer. Taylor K2006 test kit w/speed stir.
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    Re: Filter sand pumping into pool on start up

    Well, I went out after reading a few things and I back washed for 5 minutes before the site glass ran clear. Then I rinsed for for a minute and it ran clear. Switched back to filter and no sand. I started and stopped several times and there may have been a small amount, but nothing like what I was getting.

    Now, what would have caused this? too much sand in the filter? I don't think I overfilled it last year, but maybe I did.
    Dennis in Central Indiana
    Pool owner for 4 seasons. 18 x 52 (7000 gallons) Intex Metal Frame pool. Hayward S210T93S Sand Filter and Pump (1 1/2 HP) w/ in wall skimmer. Taylor K2006 test kit w/speed stir.
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    Re: Filter sand pumping into pool on start up

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    The deck I built last week
    Dennis in Central Indiana
    Pool owner for 4 seasons. 18 x 52 (7000 gallons) Intex Metal Frame pool. Hayward S210T93S Sand Filter and Pump (1 1/2 HP) w/ in wall skimmer. Taylor K2006 test kit w/speed stir.
    What is TFPC? Pool School Chlorine/CYA Chart Pool Math Recommended Test Kits

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    Re: Filter sand pumping into pool on start up

    Nice deck! How is your pool water? Sparkly?

    Sorry, don't know about the sand filter issue.

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