Deep cleaning sand filter

spatel95

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May 10, 2018
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Canton, GA
Is there any way I can deep clean this filter without adding unions to all three pipes? It already was installed without unions when we bought the house and I want to deep clean. D42BEFC3-EF4B-4377-959A-2B57855FD003.jpegE6269409-C89C-4B81-BDF2-E1A9A6D46D43.jpeg
 

spatel95

Member
May 10, 2018
22
Canton, GA
Dang! That's what I thought. It looks easy enough to add unions but I have never done it. So I am assuming I can't add the unions where the filter connects with the pipes? It doesn't look like it can come out.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Go ahead and buy the unions so you can see how much space you need. You will have to make sure to take a little off the pipes to accommodate the unions.
 

spatel95

Member
May 10, 2018
22
Canton, GA
Not as nasty as I thought it would be, but still it was very dirty. How long people usually do the cleaning? I did it for a good 20 minutes or so and there was still stuff coming out lol.
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Ahhhhhhh look at those cute unions! They look so happy there LOL! Well done! Do you have a strap wrench? They are AWESOME for opening/closing them.

Kim:kim: