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  1. J

    Sand filter blowing stuff back into pool

    Good deal! Gonna go do it now. Thanks for your reply. Just for my knowledge, what kind of problems would indicate that the spider gasket needs to be changed?
  2. J

    Sand filter blowing stuff back into pool

    So I have a sand dollar sd60 sand filter that has started giving me a problem. I will use the vac to clean the pool and the next morning silt / the stuff I just vacuumed out is back in it. Not all of it but a lot of it. The filter is 11 years old and the sand was replaced 7 years ago when we...
  3. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Yeah I think I will go ahead and try the DE. The local pool store has 25lbs for $19.99 so it isnt that bad.
  4. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Wher can I get the DE? The dreaded pool store? I hate going to those places, I always get that raped feeling upon leaving. :shock: Which would work better DE or Clarifier? Thanks
  5. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Ok well I changed the sand since I had already bought it and its still doing the same thing. :twisted: I think the problem is what ever is in the pool is too fine for the filter to catch it and it is just returning to the pool during vacuuming. Is there any way to get it out without having to...
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    Sand filter not filtering.

    PaulR in post 10 stated " Channeling is not always visible, and clumps can be down where you can't see them". So I am guessing I need to remove all of the sand and inspect the laterals now. I am going to get a shop vac and suck out the sand tomorrow and see what I find. If all looks ok I will go...
  7. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Yeah after posting I went ahead and dis assembled the valve and found that everything was in working order. All of the gaskets are in good shape so it basicly has to be the sand I would think. Is there anything else that could cause this?
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    Sand filter not filtering.

    I am looking at the parts list for the multi port valve and I do not see a spider gasket. The only thing I see is Orings. Here is a parts diagram on page 6 http://www.propools.com/instructions_ow ... ar-sys.pdf Which part are you refering to that may be faulty? I think I am going to order one...
  9. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    If it was the multiport valve how hard is that to fix? Is it expensive? I have a feeling that may be the problem since when I had the valve off everything looked good in the tank and of course I always have the best of luck :hammer:
  10. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Well I went and bought all new sand last night for the filter. Cost me a whopping $28, I was suprised. Now the question is whats the easiest way to change it?
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    Sand filter not filtering.

    I am certain its not algae, I have never had any type of algae in the pool. I guess I need to find some wood to knock on now. FC=5 CC=0 ph=7.5 T/A=60 in process of raising to 70 CYA= 30 Thanks for the help. :-D
  12. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Well I put it back together and vacuumed all of the dirt out of the pool only to find the next morning the dirt was back in. Now what?
  13. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    I stuck my hand in and did not feel any clumps so I got the hose with a nozzle on the end of it and stuck it down in the sand and moved it around until the water running out was clean.I dont know what else I can do. I had a hard time trying to get my hand further than 3 inches in the sand due to...
  14. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Ok well I got my unions installed and removed the head of the filter. When I look inside at the sand I dont see any channeling or clumps of sand, its pretty dirty butI am flushing it out with a garden hose as we speak. When I look inside the filter what should I be seeing other than a stick of...
  15. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Do you mind showing me a link of what you mean by a flush union? I just searched Lowes.com and did not get any results for that.
  16. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    Great. Thanks for the help. This site is awesome.
  17. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    I will do that this weekend. It looks like I will have to cut the PVC pipe on each side of my valve on top of the filter, is there any way to avoid having to cut each time I have to do this?
  18. J

    Sand filter not filtering.

    I have a sand dollar sand filter and it does not seem to be filtering properly. It is two years old and I have never done anything to it other than the normal backwash and rinse. I vacuumed the pool the other day and it was perfect, I went back out the very next day and all of the sand I...
  19. J

    New emerson 2spd 1hp switch.

    What kind of switch can I get to use with my new emerson 2spd 1hp motor. I figured it would have came with one on it but I guess I was wrong. :grrrr: Would lowes have something? I need something ASAp due to the fact this is going on 7 days without a pump going. hasnt started turning green yet...
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    I think my pump is gonna die.

    I think that is what I am going to do. Go with a 2 speed 1 hp, the amount of force coming out of the eye with a 1.5 is ALOT.
  21. J

    I think my pump is gonna die.

    I had my brother in law help me wire it, which with him being a master electrician I hope he is right. Being that mine is only 115v I dont think that is going to be the case. I appreciate your input though. I think I am going to buy the pump today I just dont know which one to go with the 1 hp...
  22. J

    I think my pump is gonna die.

    As the topic states my 1.5hp dynamo pump motor has started to turn itself on and off throughout the day. It is only about 13 months old(go figure a month out of warranty). My pool is 13,500 gallons and I was wondering if this pump is too large? I like having the larger pump for my aqua critter...
  23. J

    Sand Dollar filter.

    My 22" Sand Dollar filter is constantly on 18 psi. I can backwash it for 10 minutes and once I switch it back to filter it is still at 18psi. Why would this be happening?