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Thread: Sand filter sand level

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    Sand filter sand level

    How full should the sand filter be? When I looked in mine the other day, it is no more then 3/4 of the way full. I am not sure what size it is, but it measure about 24" tall and 21" wide.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!

    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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    Join Date
    May 2008
    Northwest Arkansas
    I'm no expert, but I recently replaced the sand in my filter and downloaded the filter manual for instructions. 3/4 sounds about right, however, I believe you measure (at least I did) by pounds of sand. You should see that on the filter label or go the website for the filter manufacturer where you should be able to find the filters sand capacity. Unless its 10 years old or you have a faulty valve you should not have lost a lot of sand while backwashing. Why did you open the filter to see? Is there some other problem your trying to solve?
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    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    As long as you added the recommended amount, everything is fine The sand filters need a little room for the water above the sand to work correctly - if the filter was full to the top, it wouldn't function properly.

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