Alternative approach to deep cleaning sand filter

tlevy

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Jun 3, 2015
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Ottawa/Ontario
So everything I do is per instructions, but instead of letting the water spill over the top of the filter, I bring the water to the brim of the stand pipe, and then shop vac the water out. I repeated this three times. The reason is the sand filter is inside out shed...

Is three times enough? Water still had some **** in it (i didn't vac too close to top of sand), and following this, vac to waste, then backwash, then rinse, then normal filter operation.

Thoughts?


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jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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It sure does not sound like enough to me. I seem to recall where members do this and they are overflowing the filter for a long time and still seeing debris come out.
 

woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
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I seriously doubt 3 times barely even phased it. Did mine after 5 years of operation and let it overflow for at least an hour and a half or so. That's while gently poking the hose around on low flow.
 

tlevy

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Jun 3, 2015
357
Ottawa/Ontario
Wow! Ok. Good to know. Back to the drawing board!! Thanks both.


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