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Thread: Deep Cleaning Sand Filter - Question

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    May 2014
    Troutman, NC

    Deep Cleaning Sand Filter - Question

    Having read the pinned post about deep cleaning, I have a question that I'm looking for ways to solve.

    First, a picture of the pump/filter pad.

    If I remove the retaining band around the multiport valve, I don't think I'll have much room to maneuver given the way the pipes are installed. Based on the experience of those who've done it, should I just remove the multiport and wiggle things around to do the work OR cut the three pieces of pipe and install unions when I put it back together ???
    approx. 13K, IG, Vinyl, sand filter, 3/4hp pump (single speed?), approx. 5-6yrs old

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Deep Cleaning Sand Filter - Question

    I'd cut out those couplings that were probably installed the last time someone had to open it up and replace them with unions.
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