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Thread: Another basic question from a new pool owner

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    Another basic question from a new pool owner

    Does sand removed from the pool through a manual vacuum have any affect on the DE filter? When the filter is backwashed, is this sand removed? Also, when I clean out my pump strainer basket, I notice that there is some sand beneath the basket. Should I try to remove this or is this normal?
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    Re: Another basic question from a new pool owner

    I'm not much past a novice myself, so hopefully if any of my information is inaccurate the real experts will come along and correct me...

    Sand shouldn't hurt your DE filter. The sand should get trapped in the DE and get removed from the filter when you backwash.

    I would say that it's not normal to have sand in your pump basket, and I would recommend removing it. Any idea how this sand got into the pool? Do you live near a beach, or did you have a sand filter that you replaced with a DE filter? If you can post some specifics about your pool and filter, that might enable someone to give you more accurate/targeted advice.
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    Re: Another basic question from a new pool owner

    Thanks for the reply. How the sand got into the pool is an easy question to answer. It is a new IG pool and I have not done any masonry work yet, so it is surrounded by sand. It's very hard to walk anywhere close to it without kicking sand into the pool. I can't wait to get the decking completed.

    How do you get the sand out of the pump basket? There are some ribs in the bottom which make scooping the sand out almost impossible. I considered using a thin piece of plastic to scoop it out but was wondering if I am trying to fix something which is not really a problem.
    Free-form concrete walls with vinyl liner, 18,000 gallon capacity, Jandy 1.5HP e-Pump, Jandy DEV48 DE filter (using cellulose media), Jandy AE2500 heat pump, Jandy Aqualink Power Center with 14-blade cell kit and Jandy PDA-P8 wireless control system.

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    Re: Another basic question from a new pool owner

    If you have one, a wet/dry Shop Vac should be able to suck the sand out of the pump basket.
    ~30000 GAL In-Ground 26'x50' Kidney Shaped Pool
    Hayward EC-75 DE Filter w/1.5HP Hayward SuperPump
    daily user of JasonLion's Poolcalculator
    (12) 2x10 SunGrabber Solar Panels...now if only there was some sun to shine on them!

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    Re: Another basic question from a new pool owner

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. Top priority is to get the deck completed!
    Free-form concrete walls with vinyl liner, 18,000 gallon capacity, Jandy 1.5HP e-Pump, Jandy DEV48 DE filter (using cellulose media), Jandy AE2500 heat pump, Jandy Aqualink Power Center with 14-blade cell kit and Jandy PDA-P8 wireless control system.

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