non stop plumes of sand shooting in pool. party tmmrw

rsharp

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Jun 12, 2010
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every time i turn the pump on giant plumes of sand shoot into the pool. what do i do. im gonna sifon the sand the sand from the bottom but what do i do about the filter.
 

rsharp

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Jun 12, 2010
129
so should i take the sand filter apart and check it out. and get back with you. i will say that the very first time i turned the pump on this year (yesterday) a small plume of sand went into the pool and that was it. then i tried to vacuum the sand up witch clogged the pump (just now fixed that) and now every time i turn on the pump sand blows in. i will get back with ya when i take the sand filter apart.
 

rsharp

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Jun 12, 2010
129
I took it apart and there is a large crack going all the way down the long vertical piece going into the sand filter!
 

rsharp

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Jun 12, 2010
129
yeah im gonna take all the sand out and replace the lateral and put in new sand. seems like an easy fix!!
 

rsharp

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Jun 12, 2010
129
well i thought i could just buy the lateral (pipe piece). evidently you have to buy the whole assembly. now i gotta spend $70 bucks on the darned thing. never ending. pretty sonn there wont be anything to replace :) .....LOL
 

Bama Rambler

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Kinda like fixing something on your car. One thing leads to another, leads to another, leads to another.... Now you're making me sad! :(

Once you get it all replaced/repaired then it'll be smooth sailing. :)