Good comparison of filter types


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
That looks like some fairly good information. However, I take exception to PoolPlaza saying that sand filters need to be cleaned weekly. Sand doesn't have to be cleaned anything like that often. If you aren't having any problems 4-8 weeks is a lot more plausible.


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May 25, 2007
Thanks. Just wanted to clarify for future reference.

It was bringing back bad memories of a time in my life where I had a sand filter, poor pool store advice and cleaning did NOT mean backwashing... :( They had me change the sand 3 times one year... :roll: