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    Sand Filter Cleaning

    Six year old sand filter (Hayward s244t). This season I've been getting lots of very small tree particles in the pool. I have very large oak trees on 2 sides of my pool. The particles build to the point that my vacuum filter clogs and does not move (Polaris pressure side 165). I cleaned the sand filter yesterday by gently moving water hose thru sand (low pressure on hose) then let the filter fill and drain from the top for 10 minutes> I'm still getting the particles in the vacuum and pool. I did not drain the filter from the the bottom drain before starting cleaning. Do I need to drain first before cleaning or just clean for a second time since the filter has never been cleaned ?? THANKS !!
    21000 Gallons I/G,,Vinyl,, 1.5 H.P. Hayward Pump,, Hayward Sand Filter S244T.. Liquidator.

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    Re: Sand Filter Cleaning

    No need to drain it first, but I seriously doubt you got it anywhere near clean in that length of time. Been there, done that at 5 year mark myself. Tookl forever to float all the gunk out.
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    Re: Sand Filter Cleaning

    Replace the sand if it is that bad. It takes a little effort but is really not that hard to do.
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    Re: Sand Filter Cleaning

    Might want to think about Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter
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