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    Third Sand filter replacement in 6 years

    I have a Hayward S220T sand filter that has a leak on one side at the seam. Same failure location as the 2 previous tanks. Something must be wrong so I am coming to the experts for help. Here are my specs In ground fiberglass pool - size approx 25x11x4 - see photo. Not sure of volume Hayward...
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    Multiple Questions about Maintaining Older Pool

    Hello everyone! In the past year my wife and I purchased a home with a pool that I believe was built late 80s/early 90s. It has been a bit of a crash course learning how to care for the pool. Now I have multiple questions for the community to see if I can get some advice on what I should...
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    Problem with deep cleaning the sand filter

    I watched the video for how to deep clean the sand filter. It DEFINITELY needed it but in the process of cleaning it, the center tube that attaches to the laterals made its way to the top. Now what!? Do I have to empty to get it to the bottom again? I tried shimmying it down and only got about...
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    Sand filters

    Do any pool company out there use equipment to get the sand out of the filter that's reliable
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    Help Identifying Filter Model and Help with Lateral Replacement

    I always had a nagging sense there were super small amounts of sand coming into my pool, and after just opening this spring, I now have lines of sand pouring straight into the pool. Having once changed the sand and noticing .... what I now know are laterals... were in rough shape, I assume one...
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    ALGAE HELP!!!!

    Our pool is a 15 year old people tech pool. 3 years ago we started battling green algae. Our pool has always been with a paid service but the quit. We got a new service, dumped water (1-1/2 year ago), replaced sand in sand filter, then they quit after throwing a lot of extra money in. New guy...
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    Sand filter backwashing question?

    Hi, we moved to our new house about a year ago and learning how to care for the pool. I know it's over due to be backwashed but all the instructions I can find specify the air valve on top of the tank needs to be opened first. I can not find any valves on top of the tank at all! Any help?
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    What is this?

    I have a 24 foot above ground pool. Two weeks ago we started seeing what appeared to be patches of sand on the floor . If you try to touch it or vacumn it up it turns to dust and creates no cloudiness at all, the pool is otherwise completely clear. For 4 nights we cleaned the floor and...
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    Help! Greenest pool in the world!

    To preface my post, my pool wasn't covered over the winter and there are a ton of leaves in the bottom (or at least I think there are, I can't see it). I know, poor maintenance on my part but life happened and it is what it is. We have a 24' round pool about 4' deep throughout with a sand...
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    Increased pressure and loss of water level in pump

    I have a 15,000 gallon inground pool with main drain/skimmer/(2) returns, S180T filter and a Power Flo LX 1.5SPL pump. I have no problems getting it to Prime and I have zero issues when in recirc or sweeping to waste. I put the multiport valve into filter, runs for about 45 minutes then I see...
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    Decreasing flow rate

    I just opened my pool a few days ago and noticed that the water flow rate decreases significantly 2-3 hours after I started the pump. (Hayward S244T sand filter installed in 2012) - Running a backflow and rinse will result in normal water flow for another 2-3 hours. - Because the sand has been...
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    Sand Filter Questions - Deep Cleaning but still not filtering well.

    I followed the deep cleaning a sand filter before I vacuumed all the winter gunk. Water came out clear. Cleaned/vacuumed the pool then deep cleaned the sand filter again since there was a lot of dirt on the bottom. I thought it would help but it didn't. After running the filter for several...