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    Deep cleaning of sand filter

    Thanks for the instructions, photos, videos, etc in the sticky above!!

    Performed the deep clean, water coming out the top looked like the muddy Mississippi River. Took almost 2 hours to get it clean.
    About 23,200 gal vinyl in ground, "stop sign" shaped 22x22, Polaris 3900 cleaner, Hayward Aqua Plus Pro Logic Controller, Hayward T-15 SWG cell, Hayward S244T sand filter.

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    Re: Deep cleaning of sand filter

    I wonder how much your pressure will drop now? Good job!

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    Re: Deep cleaning of sand filter

    How often do you do a deep clean?
    16x32 Concrete IG 24k Gallons
    Equipment: Carvin 525sf Cartridge Filter, Jandy Gas Heater, Vortex Solar Panels w/solar valve, 1hp Hayward Pump with 3/4 HP AO Smith 2 Speed Replacement Motor, Aquarite Saltwater Cell, Polaris 280 Dolphin Active 20 Robot
    Automation: Hayward Prologic Controller

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    Re: Deep cleaning of sand filter

    Once a year. I will do it as soon as I am off for the summer. I like to set aside a couple/few hours as I take my sand out. Not every body should do this but since I get soooo many bugs in mine it makes me happy to do so.........

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    Re: Deep cleaning of sand filter

    That was my first deep clean, and I'm fairly sure the previous owner didn't do it, as he had the local pool company do all his maintenance since install in 2012. I purchased 8-2014.
    I had a lightening strike on my pool computer/controller last week, and when the pool guy replaced the board, I asked him about deep cleaning. He stated he never heard of it, and recommended replacing the sand every 5 years. Ha!!
    About 23,200 gal vinyl in ground, "stop sign" shaped 22x22, Polaris 3900 cleaner, Hayward Aqua Plus Pro Logic Controller, Hayward T-15 SWG cell, Hayward S244T sand filter.

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    Re: Deep cleaning of sand filter

    AND he would be glad to sell you the sand and do the work for you!!!!!!!!! LOL

    Kim
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