Repaired lateral, now what to do with the sand.


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Jun 18, 2013
We had a broken lateral. It was repaired today but I still have 20-30 lbs of sand at the bottom of my pool. The shallow end we can sweep up most of it it dustpan, but the deep end it something else. Can we vacuum it back to the filter or to waste. Will it do any damage circulating thru everything?


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Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
Vacuum it back to the filter unless the sand is already set at the correct level (2/3). Vacuum it to waste if it is.