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    Removing filter from pool ...

    We are getting ready to take the pool apart to move it to our new location. Water is drained from the pool and I am ready to remove the filter and pump. My question is do I need to put any marks on the top to re align the head once I have put the sand back in ?
    Would I also be safe in assuming I should have a new gasket on hand for when I do this ?
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    Re: Removing filter from pool ...

    You can take a look at the old one o-ring and get a good idea. If it's surface is cracked or it's leaving black residue on your hands when you touch it, get a new one. If not then lubricating it will probably suffice.

    As for the tank, there's no proper way to align it with the valve. You'll just want to be sure the drain plug is oriented conveniently. But you do have to watch the alignment of the stand pipe as you're filling with new sand (be sure it's centered and on the bottom of the tank. Your filter should have come with a fill cap to hold it in place). And if you have hard plumbing you'll also need to be sure the tank is in the proper location for the valve to match up with the plumbing.

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    Re: Removing filter from pool ...

    Ok thanks Spishex. I just wanted to make sure I didnt have to mark anything before taking the head off and emptying the sand. Should I put the laterals in a plastic bag inside the filter tank for safe keeping or just put the "unit" inside and let it do its thing during transport etc ?
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    Re: Removing filter from pool ...

    If the laterals come out easily there's no harm in taking them out and storing them, but if they're stuck in they're very easy to break so leave them in place if they give you any trouble.

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    Re: Removing filter from pool ...

    okies will do ! Thanks for the info
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