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    New pool owner

    I bought a house this past winter and it came with an above ground pool. I see a Hayward DE filter and a Lomart Spectra 3 sand filter. There are no instructions on how to connect the 2.

    Where or who should I call? Help!!!!!

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    You have two filters there and your pool should only need one of them. I would hazard a guess that the DE filter is probably the newer of the two.

    Would you be able to post a picture of your setup there with the pipes, pump, and other stuff? That would help us to know what is what and allow us to be able to direct you from there.
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    Re: New pool owner

    How do I post the pics?

    Thanks! Mary

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    Re: New pool owner

    Open a Photobucket.com - free account, upload the images to their site, and then copy the IMG code and paste it in your post here and the pic will appear.
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    Re: New pool owner

    They look to me like they are both hooked up to the same return line going to the pool. Never heard of that.

    Can you retake the pics of the labels - too fuzzy to read.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Some people use a sand filter as a pre-filter for a DE filter. The sand catches most of the junk and is easy to clean, while the DE filter catches the very fine particles that get through the sand. This setup reduces your flow rate a bit, but it gives you the advantages of a DE filter while cutting down on how often you need to clean the DE filter dramatically.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Ignore how the hoses are connected, my son and I were trying to figure it out. The Hayward filter was in the garage all winter, we just brought it out.

    Here are clearer pics of the labels. http://s720.photobucket.com/albums/ww203/mloupagu/

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    Re: New pool owner

    Quote Originally Posted by mloupagu
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Some people use a sand filter as a pre-filter for a DE filter.
    Do you know how I would set this up?
    Sure, run the water through the sand filter first, then through the DE filter.

    The complete sequence would be skimmer -> pump -> sand filter -> DE filter -> return.
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    Re: New pool owner

    ok, got that. What do we do with the waste recepticle on the sand filter, there is no plug for, there is a hole where a hose should come out of it, so what should I do?

    Thanks

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    Re: New pool owner

    The sand filter appears to have a multi-position main valve on the top. Water will come out of the waste pipe only when you are backwashing the filter. You want to run a hose from the waste connection to somewhere that the water can be disposed of. Some people just discharge it on their lawn to water the lawn, some people like to run it to the sewer.
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