Drain pool or chem treat?

kellyfair

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Pool Size
7000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear

I don’t know who all watches tiktok but any thoughts on this? Looks interesting LOL ^
Yeah, my thoughts are this guy doesn’t know what he is talking about. First, sand doesn’t need to be changed, although it might need a deep cleaning. The cartridges needed to be hosed off. And that blue mineral stuff is copper-based which will lead to staining and should not be added to a pool.

Please don’t be tempted by this kind of thing. You are almost there!
 

zea3

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Houston, Texas
$109.00 for a single treatment. Plus this guy would have folks throw out perfectly good cartridges and sand instead of cleaning them.
 

pb4uswim

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Jul 23, 2020
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Michigan
$109.00 for a single treatment. Plus this guy would have folks throw out perfectly good cartridges and sand instead of cleaning them.
Is sand expensive? I agree with cleaning the cartridges, but sand? Does a sand filter require some sort of special/expensive sand?
 

zea3

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Houston, Texas
Sand is not particularly expensive, but it does have to be a certain size to work in a sand filter. You can get #20 silica sand for around $25-30 for a 50lb bag. A 24" diameter sand filter takes about 300lbs of sand. Changing out sand is a bit of a pain as you need to scoop it out by hand being careful not to break the laterals, or use a shop vac. If you break a lateral then it must be replaced for the filter to work properly. Then you have to find someplace to put 150-300lbs of wet sand.
 
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