Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: starting up an Intex sand filter

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Posts
    63

    starting up an Intex sand filter

    so this is my first time dealing with this since last year we use the pump that came with the pool and a cartridge filter. Is there any rules or instructions on when i first start the sand filter. Someone i know said something about putting it into filter mode for 30 seconds then switching to something. Cant seem to find anything on what to do
    summer scape metal frame AG pool 14x42, 3750 gallons
    INTEX Krystal Clear 2800 GPH sand filter pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Pool Calculator , cya-chart
    Pool school,recommended-levels

  2. Back To Top    #2

    TFP Guide

    Azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Az
    Posts
    2,586

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    You need to backwash sand for 3 mins and then rinse for 1-2mins before putting it on Filter mode.

    - - - Updated - - -

    A normal back wash will be 1minute followed by rinse for 30 sec-1min
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Posts
    63

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    do i put any chemicals in the pool like bleach prior to doing the backwash?
    summer scape metal frame AG pool 14x42, 3750 gallons
    INTEX Krystal Clear 2800 GPH sand filter pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Pool Calculator , cya-chart
    Pool school,recommended-levels

  4. Back To Top    #4


    TFP Guide

    domct203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,377

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    You need to backwash sand for 3 mins and then rinse for 1-2mins before putting it on Filter mode.

    - - - Updated - - -

    A normal back wash will be 1minute followed by rinse for 30 sec-1min
    Also, be sure to turn off the pump before turning the multi-port valve.

    The manual that came with your filter explains this procedure, as well as a few videos on youtube.

    Dom
    Dom - TFP Guide
    Intex 18' X 48" Ultra Frame AGP 6700 gallons | Two Intex CS8110 SWG's | Hayward Pro Series 21" Sandfilter | Hayward 1.5HP Power Flo Matrix pump | Hayward Thru-wall Skimmer | Wanda the Whale | 72 sq ft of Sungrabber Solar Panels with Hayward GLC-2P-A | Taylor K2006 Test Kit, Sample Sizer & Speed Stir | Click Here To Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    TFP Guide

    Azgirl71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Sierra Vista, Az
    Posts
    2,586

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    You can add bleach to bring FC up prior to back wash.
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Posts
    63

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    I tried to pool up some videos but can find any I might just be using the wrong wording

    14x42 summer escape metal frame pool with 2800 gph intex sand filter pump
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
    summer scape metal frame AG pool 14x42, 3750 gallons
    INTEX Krystal Clear 2800 GPH sand filter pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Pool Calculator , cya-chart
    Pool school,recommended-levels

  7. Back To Top    #7


    TFP Guide

    domct203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,377

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by angelover02740 View Post
    I tried to pool up some videos but can find any I might just be using the wrong wording

    14x42 summer escape metal frame pool with 2800 gph intex sand filter pump
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
    Try some of these:

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...d+filter+setup

    Dom
    Dom - TFP Guide
    Intex 18' X 48" Ultra Frame AGP 6700 gallons | Two Intex CS8110 SWG's | Hayward Pro Series 21" Sandfilter | Hayward 1.5HP Power Flo Matrix pump | Hayward Thru-wall Skimmer | Wanda the Whale | 72 sq ft of Sungrabber Solar Panels with Hayward GLC-2P-A | Taylor K2006 Test Kit, Sample Sizer & Speed Stir | Click Here To Become a TFP Supporter!

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Posts
    63

    Re: starting up an Intex sand filter

    Thank you that was very helpful

    14x42 summer escape metal frame pool with 2800 gph intex sand filter pump
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html
    summer scape metal frame AG pool 14x42, 3750 gallons
    INTEX Krystal Clear 2800 GPH sand filter pump
    TF-100 Test Kit Pool Calculator , cya-chart
    Pool school,recommended-levels

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •