Intex sand filter sand escaping


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May 25, 2020
I have a 16inch Intex sand filter that is a year old. I just added a vacuum on the return that comes with a small prefilter cone. I noticed it keeps getting clogged with sand particles after a day or two of use. It doesn’t take much to clog this filter.

Before I go about tearing apart the entire sand filter to look at laterals is some sand escaping normal?

I am using aqua quartz sand from Leslie pool and it was used for 3-4 months last year and deep cleaned this year.


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Jul 3, 2013
Southern OK
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool SJ-40
My friend has that sand filter and also has sand coming out of it into the pool.. they are not great filters but they work ok :)
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