I was hoping someone here can help me clear up an issue I am having with my Triton II T-60 sand filter.
I am not getting sand into my pool when it is running in filter mode but I am losing some sand when I backwash.
I am looking at the owners manual and it shows that if I am losing sand when backwashing its due to a missing or broken "air strainer":
Sand loss to waste 3. Air strainer is damaged or missing. Replace damage components.
The parts list shows a air relief strainer (mesh) and a spacer as follows: Part #8 150035 Strainer ECL/TR and part #35 154612 Spacer air vent strainer 4½ in. TR50/60
Supposedly under the closure cap.
Could someone who has this filter (don't know if age has anything to do with it - mine was built pre-91) please take a look the next time you have the top off? I want to make sure I am running this filter correctly and not missing any parts. I worked hard to get the whole setup refurbished and back up and running after years of neglect and a year of not being attended to.
Thanks in advance.