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How To Connect Hook Up Use Above Ground Swimming Pool Vacuum and Hose With Sand Filter

This video will show you how to connect your above ground pool vacuum and hose to the sand filter on your swimming pool.

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our pool is about 90000 litres of water so how big filter do we need please


If you have a above ground pool go with the Cartridge or sand, and if underground go sand or D.E. All have their ups and down you should find out what you want from them specifically cause they all do varying amounts of the same thing.

Sand Filters
(Filters using literally sand)
For sand filters, on inground pools, I like to use a 30 inch tank diameter, which is a 4.9 sq. ft. filter surface area, and holds 600 lbs of sand. For small pools (under 20,000 gals), I might advise the next size down (24 inch tank), if the budget is tight. But never go smaller than a this for an inground pool.
Cartridge Filters (like a air filter)
I have a rule of thumb for cartridge pool filters. 100 sq. ft. of filter surface area per 10,000 gals of pool water, as a minimum. I like to see the 400 sq. ft. models on inground pools above 25,000 gals. These can go an entire season without cleaning in most cases.
D.E. Filters (Ground up fossilized algae)
Because they offer the most superior type of filtration, people tend to go small with DE, and buy a 24 or 36 sq. ft. DE filter. Ugh - go Big! Nothing below a 48 sq. ft. filter, and if your pool is over 25,000 gals, go with the Big Boy - the 60 sq. ft. filter.

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Also make sure the filter can take the amount of water that the pump is pushing through it.

Jul 23, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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first thing to do about chemicals for above ground sand filters


the values I set for my customers pools is as follows:

chlorine 1.0 - 3.0 ideal
ph 7.4
alkalinity 100 ppm
calcium 200 ppm
stabilizer 50 ppm (saltwater pool 25 ppm)

These values will provide balanced swimming pool water

Jul 01, 2014 | Blue Wave Sandman Above Ground Sand Filter...

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we need to change the sand in our filter ,it is a sw256t hayward ,but dont know how to remove other sand,does anyone know how?


Once you have the plumbing disconnected and valve removed,
Use a shop vac. Works well.
Once the sand is almost all removed, you can tip the tank over & rinse out with hose for the rest.

Jul 28, 2012 | Hayward Pro Series 18" Above Ground Pool...

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Using a swimming pool filter system to 'vacuum' the pool floor


i am assumming that you have a sand filter,to clean your filter, 1st put it on backwash and watch the little glass bowl till it run clear,45 sec. or so then turn off power, turn valve to rinse, turn power on. watch little bowl till it runs runs clear 30 sec. or so.to vaccam turn handle to waste turn power on. hope this helps

Aug 08, 2009 | Intex 1500 Gph Swimming Pool Filter Pump...

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