Source of sand leaking into pool?

notsofast

Member
Jun 22, 2017
8
P.O. France
Hi all
I have been getting about a handful of sand in my pool every few days so I have assumed it was a problem with a lateral leaking. Whilst emptying the sand out of the filter I have found a length of flexible piping which I assume to be some sort of air bleed attached at the lateral manifold but instead of the other end being up near the top of the filter it is is in the sand near the bottom of the filter. Could this be the source of my sand in the pool? Thanks
 

notsofast

Member
Jun 22, 2017
8
P.O. France
Unfortunately the filter takes 350kg of sand so I would a wee bit annoyed if I put it all back in only to find out that problem still persists and I have to take all the sand out again!!
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,471
If the air bleeder tube is loose, it can allow sand into the pool.

The tube goes from the top to the lateral assembly.

What is the make and model of the filter?

Does the air tube have a screen?

Did you already remove all sand and check the laterals?
 
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