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Thread: filter is putting sand in the pool

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    filter is putting sand in the pool

    Hello,
    I have a Hayward 1hp sand filter for my 10,000 above ground pool. I have noticed that I have quite a bit of sand on the floor, and always blamed it from when I placed a bag of sand (which I removed) to keep my wedding cake steps down. After vacumming the sand up, we placed a panty hose over the return and found the sand (plus some other dirt) were being returned into the pool. Please suggest what to do next, (although please speak slower.....like a 2nd grader, I'm new to this and get easily overwhelmed with machinery talk )
    10,000 gallon AG pool, Hayward 1HP sand filter

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    Re: filter is putting sand in the pool

    Make sure it is sand first, if it is sand you will be able to pick it up with your fingers.
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    Re: filter is putting sand in the pool

    It's sand. I can pick it out with my fingers, its the coarse pool filter sand that went into the filter.
    10,000 gallon AG pool, Hayward 1HP sand filter

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    Re: filter is putting sand in the pool

    Make sure you use the Rinse cycle after backwashing.

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    Re: filter is putting sand in the pool

    It sounds like a damaged lateral or valve seat gasket. unless the sand is a very very fine grit on a new installation.
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    22,000 gal / 16' x 32' / Vinyl / Hayward s244t /Pentair SuperFlo 1 hp

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