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    new hayward sand filters

    I've noticed from some of the pictures here, and also looked on haywards website, that their newer sand filters have a one piece body. Other than backwashing, how are these filters cleaned, or the sand replaced?
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    Re: new hayward sand filters

    I have one that has a top mounted valve. To change the sand I believe you take the valve off the top and use a shop vac to suck the sand out.
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    Re: new hayward sand filters

    All of those filters, top mount multi-port or side mount multi-port, have an opening in the top of about 8" diameter. The side mounts have a separate small black lid covering this opening. You have to do everything through that hole. It can be quite a pain sometimes, but it works.
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    Re: new hayward sand filters

    Thanks for clearing that up. I also assume that with such a design, if anything internal gets damaged, you have to replace the whole filter.
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    Re: new hayward sand filters

    Quote Originally Posted by ncbrit
    Thanks for clearing that up. I also assume that with such a design, if anything internal gets damaged, you have to replace the whole filter.
    No, but repair is a job for someone with long skinny arms.
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