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I want to change the sand in my filter, i have disconnected plumbing, removed stainless bolts from top of selector assembly and removed it, how do i remove the rest of the internals so i can gain access to remove and replace the sand ???
Once you have removed the plumbing connections and the top selector plate you can then unscrew the top from the main filter body, This is not easy and you will have to use a 5 lb hammer (lumpy) and a block of wood as the top has been siliconed to the body and made a tight fit. Be very careful with the hammering and make sure you only put the wood against a solid part of the top near a plumbing joint before applying the hammer to the end of the wood. There are about 6 complete turns before the top part is unscrewed. The threads will need to be cleaned and the old silicone removed and clean the sealing gasket "o" ring before putting back. My model did not have an "fingers" at the bottom of the central stalk. I believe the filter should be filled 2/3 with the proper filter sand grade 16/30
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if u used play sand, or any other type of sand thats NOT pool filter sand, that could be the problem. also if there is too much sand or too little sand that could also cause this.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
You will need to remove multiport valve and remove all the sand with a scoop. Not alot of fun. Think about replacing sand with ZeoBrite filter medium when you put it back together
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Usually in th bottom of the filter you have two parts. The first is a piece with a screen that threads into the plastic housing. The second is a Cap with a rubber washer inside. Make sure the rubber washer is there. Do not overtighten the drain into the houseing
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
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Yes, the lateral assembly needs to be removed. Please consult the users manual below for specific instructions on how to replace the sand in these pool filters. '
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
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