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How Do I Know If My Sand Filter Is Bad

sand filters / how often do i need to do a sand change on my pool filter? because of a sand filters poor filtration, green or cloudy water will require look for the signs listed here, and make sure everything else is adjusted properly first.

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  • Swimming Pool Filter Problems

    Swimming Pool Filter Problems

    check your water chemistry to ensure that the chlorine is high enough to prevent algae growth. if you have a cartridge filter, the cartridge may need cleaning or 

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  • How To Know If A Pool Pump Has Gone Bad

    How To Know If A Pool Pump Has Gone Bad

    when the pump is working correctly, water pressure should hold steady until the filters get clogged with dirt and debris—which usually take a week or so after the 

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  • How To Change Sand In A Sand Filter

    How To Change Sand In A Sand Filter

    every 5 - 7 years you will have to replace the sand in your sand filter. if your filter was not installed with union connections, you will have to cut the piping to your filter. remove the o-ring on the bottom of the multiport valve and check it for wear. wow i didn't think it would so easy to change the sand. my was so bad it 

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  • How To Backwash A Pool Sand Filter & How Often To Do It

    How To Backwash A Pool Sand Filter & How Often To Do It

    if you've got a pool, you need to know when & how to backwash a pool filter. we cover backwashing sand filters & de filters. here's how

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  • How Often Should You Clean Your Pool Filters?

    How Often Should You Clean Your Pool Filters?

    regular pool filter cleaning can keep the pool safe, remove harmful dirt and oils, and save you money. but how do you know when it's time to clean the filter?

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  • How To Change Pool Filter Sand

    How To Change Pool Filter Sand

    learn how to tell when it's time for a change, so you won't have to constantly can't i just clean or backwash my sand filter? to use is the most complicated part of this process, and you can't really make a wrong choice.

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  • 5 Biggest Problems With Pool Filters Inyopools.Com Diy

    5 Biggest Problems With Pool Filters Inyopools.Com Diy

    signs of a worn or damaged spider gasket include leakage around the valve or water coming out of the the main question being how much sand do i need for my filter? could this be related to a bad multiport valve??

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  • How To Replace The Sand In A Pentair Triton 2 Side Valve

    How To Replace The Sand In A Pentair Triton 2 Side Valve

    every 5 - 7 years you will have to replace the sand in your sand filter. check laterals - look at and feel each of the laterals to see if any are damaged. well it didn't change anything and now they tell me that my filter is bad and needs 

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  • How To Troubleshoot Your Pool Pump (Quick & Easy)

    How To Troubleshoot Your Pool Pump (Quick & Easy)

    check out our guide to troubleshooting your pool pump to get it back to this could mean an obstruction, dirty pool filter or too much air getting into the plumbing system. if the bearings in the motor are bad, you may need to call a professional my guess is, though, if you're reading this article, you're probably not.

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  • Ultimate Pool Sand Filter Faq (Everything You Need To

    Ultimate Pool Sand Filter Faq (Everything You Need To

    we've got everything you need to know about swimming pool sand filters. how to change filter is pool filter sand bad for the environment? 9. is pool filter sand bad my swimming pool? what happens if i put too much sand in my filter?

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  • Why There'S Sand In Your Pool And How To Get It Out

    Why There'S Sand In Your Pool And How To Get It Out

    why do i have sand in my pool? the first filter parts. when something cracks or breaks inside your sand filter, you'll know it because that's when you'll start to see sand in your pool. we have a bit of bad news for you.

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  • How Do You Know If Your Sand Filter Is Bad?

    How Do You Know If Your Sand Filter Is Bad?

    a slow sand filter. if your swimming pool begins to seem a bit cloudy or unclear, then you may have a sand filter that's running slowly. leaking 

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  • How Do I Know If My Sand Filter Is Bad

    How Do I Know If My Sand Filter Is Bad

    chlorine is at shock level now, ph and alkalinity is still high. i have a sand filter and it's pumping great and the pressure is good but my water in 

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  • The 10 Best Pool Filter Sands

    The 10 Best Pool Filter Sands

    check out our guide. it covers what you need to know when shopping for the best pool filter sand. how do i know if my sand filter is bad? there are several 

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  • When Should You Replace Filter Sand?

    When Should You Replace Filter Sand?

    swimming pool sand filters do sometimes need to have new sand, but are you sure that is what is what wrong with your pool? as an experienced pool technician i can easily tell you that most of the people who change their filter while i used to perform filter sand changes regularly at the beginning of my career this is 

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  • Sand, De And Cartridge

    Sand, De And Cartridge

    let us help you troubleshoot your pool filter with quick and easy solutions. my account contact us help cart nothing more frustrating than an expensive service visit just to learn a pool valve is in the wrong position! also to check, de may be flowing back to the main drain or skimmer when the pump is shut off.

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  • 7 Common Pool Pump Issues And How To Fix Them

    7 Common Pool Pump Issues And How To Fix Them

    my account contact us help cart if your pool pump sounds like it's running with rocks inside the pump basket, it might be starved for water. if the pump is still not primed, check the impeller for debris and filter pressure for anything if the pump is on and you are hearing a humming noise, it could be a bad capacitor.

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  • How To Reduce High Pressure In Your Pool System

    How To Reduce High Pressure In Your Pool System

    this guide discusses problems which create high pressure in your pool and possible solutions for why do i have high pressure? a pool if the filter sand is older than 5 years or shows signs of clumping or channeling, replace sand. click here to view replacement filter cartridges; de - installing the wrong grid size.

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  • Top 10 Swimming Pool Sand Filter Problems You Can Fix

    Top 10 Swimming Pool Sand Filter Problems You Can Fix

    3. dirty or greasy pool filter sand when you have shorter backwashing cycles, oily or greasy sand could be the problem. pool sand filters can basically become 

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  • Ask The General How Do I Backwash My Sand Filter

    Ask The General How Do I Backwash My Sand Filter

    dear general; how do i backwash the sand filter in my fiberglass pool i keep my pool clean and add all the chemicals i'm supposed to, when i'm supposed to. funny you should mention bad back(washing), as i'm writing this with my feet i'd like to tell you that i pulled something doing a triple lindy off the high board 

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  • 5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Filter Cartridge

    5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Filter Cartridge

    5 signs you need to replace your filter cartridge. december 29, 2014 matthew simmons. welcome to the wonderful world of pool cartridge filters and all the fun it entails. i would really like to look at my pool filters and see how they are working. i have even though the cartridges are clean, im still fighting bad water.

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  • How To Tell If Your Sand Filter Is Bad 7 Common Pool Filter

    How To Tell If Your Sand Filter Is Bad 7 Common Pool Filter

    if you've noticed that the backwashing cycles have become shorter, then you should check to see if the sand filter is dirty or greasy. if the filter is dirty or greasy, then don't be surprised if it takes on the appearance of sandy lard. when this happens, the water doesn't flow through the sand filter media.

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  • What Is The Difference Between Pool Filter Sand & Sandbox

    What Is The Difference Between Pool Filter Sand & Sandbox

    because play sand, also known as sandbox sand, is less expensive than pool sand, if you use sandbox sand in your pool filter, you're paying to run a pool filter that isn't it's a bad idea to use anything in your pool filter except sand specifically your rights as a california consumer by using this exercise my rights link. if 

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  • Why Does My Pool Filter Pressure Go Down Rather Than Up

    Why Does My Pool Filter Pressure Go Down Rather Than Up

    my pool filter pressure goes down, not up, what gives? we do have cloudy water problems so i know it's not working as best as it could. if you haven't replaced the sand in the filter in the last five years it is recommended i added zeo-sand about 5 years ago so i'll stick with the zeo-sand unless you think it's a bad idea.

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  • Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide

    Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide

    pool filter troubleshooting guide - sand, cartridge or de, how to pump running and the valve in filter or backwash mode, something is wrong. many pool filters operate in the range of 8-15 lbs of pressure, although i have seen filter lids of clam shell type filters have been known to blow off when the 

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  • Pool Filter Problems Common & Catastrophic

    Pool Filter Problems Common & Catastrophic

    pool filters are mysterious creatures and can produce annoying traits if pressure spikes, shut the pump off quickly and check for any closed cracked cartridges: splits on the ends of the cartridge, through the heavy rubber, are bad news. i have never been able to make a permanent epoxy patch to the 

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  • How Often Should You Clean Your Swimming Pool Filter?

    How Often Should You Clean Your Swimming Pool Filter?

    how often you should clean your swimming pool filter depends on the type it is and how when the filter is clean, then clean the pool filter when the pressure rises about 10 psi. otherwise, replace the sand and check the filter every four to five years. what is the proper water level in my swim pool?

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  • Sand Filters Vs. Cartridge Filters Choosing The Right Pool Filter

    Sand Filters Vs. Cartridge Filters Choosing The Right Pool Filter

    if you have to clean your filters that often, there is something terribly wrong with your methodology. i clean my cartridge filters once per season using the bbb 

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  • How To Backwash A Pool Sand Filter

    How To Backwash A Pool Sand Filter

    after a period of time, the contaminates in a sand filter start to clog the sand to the point note: if you're planning a longer than normal backwash and rinse due to an check your pressure gauge to ensure the system's pressure has returned to i beleive i have it set up correctly according to haywards horrible manual.

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