Sand pool filter

Emkrw

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Jul 31, 2020
25
Austin tx
My pool filter is spitting sand in the pool. I have looked at the laterals and nothing seems to be cracked but I don’t know what that looks like. Would it be super obvious? The pipe seems good. We have a brand new multi port valve. Any recommendations on what I could do to fix this?
 

Emkrw

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Jul 31, 2020
25
Austin tx
My sand pump is leaking Sand into the pool. I have checked all the laterals and don’t see any cracks. Would it be obvious? The pipe is also crack free. I just put a brand new 7 way valve on it. Any help or recommendations would be appreciated!!!
 

kellyfair

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Jun 29, 2016
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Tampa, FL
Pool Size
7000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Did you lift the assembly out after removing sand, and you inspect from all sides? Center pipe is ok - seated firmly with no cracks? When you added the sand, did you cover the center pipe to keep sand out of it?
 

kellyfair

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Jun 29, 2016
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Tampa, FL
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7000
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Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
I commented on your other thread. Did you cover the center pipe while adding sand?

Did you run the filter on “rinse” first?
 

kellyfair

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Jun 29, 2016
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Tampa, FL
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7000
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Vinyl
Chlorine
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Intex Krystal Clear
I think you are going to need to take it apart again.
 

merc123

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Aug 2, 2019
87
Georgia
Mine spits out some sand as I see it pick it up in the vaccum. I think it's just the variations in the size of granules of sand.