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    Sand and debris getting into the pool

    Well I replaced the bottom portion of the multipart valve and that appears to have fixed the problem. My suspicion is that when I replaced the sand, there must have been some sort of o-ring on the stand-pipe or inside the valve that got lost when I was removing the sand. Although there is no...
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    Sand and debris getting into the pool

    There's some play in that gap...I would say about 1/4" movement side to side but there is no groove for an o-ring. I installed a new valve but only the top half of the valve if you know what I mean. I'm about to replace the bottom half now (the part with the basket) and will let you know if...
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    Sand and debris getting into the pool

    That looks about right. It's a Jacuzzi Laser 250 filter and it called for 350lbs of sand. I would say that it's about 6" below the top of the standpipe. Does that sound right?
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    Sand and debris getting into the pool

    I'm wondering how pine needles would make their way down to the laterals/knuckle?
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    Sand and debris getting into the pool

    Hi all, this is my first post! I’ve had my pool for 10 years and this year my problems started with cloudy water. I noticed that when vacuuming fine silt, it re-appeared in my pool from the return lines. I’ve done a number of things but now I’m getting sand in my pool. Here’s what I’ve done...