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How much sand does my Filtrax Apollo 33 pool filter takethanks

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SOURCE: how to clean a Anthony Apollo diatomaceous pool filter pump

Drain tank. Remove the retaining band from filter. release locking lever securing support shaft and lift straight up wiggling slightly. the filter grids will come out as a unit. A most satifactory cleaning can be done without disassembling the grids. Just hose of all surfaces with a strong spray of water. Clean out de from tank bottom. Clean tank o-ring, lube and reinstall grids.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my pool sand filter pump isnt filtering the water

could possbly be a bad gasket on the vari-flow valve. When is the last time you backwashed?

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: How to change sand in Hayward S-200 Sand filter

hayward S-180 filter takes 150lbs, S-210 takes 200lbs not familur with the S-200. To change sand you have to remove the vari flow valve on top. You can either unplumb the filter and roll it over on its side and try washing the sand out or try scooping it out upright. Whatever you do dont damage the laterals on the bottom of the filter. When refilling with sand you want to make sure all the laterals are undamaged and in the down position. I always fill the filter half full of water to keep the sand from damaging the laterals while re-filling the filter with sand. Make sure you use pool filter sand and not play sand!

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: hooking up filter to pump and pool

This website contains a copy of the owners manual for the S180T pool filter. It should have all of the information that you need.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/images/hayward/pro-series-manual.pdf

It is in PDF format. let me know if you have any trouble opening it.

Posted on May 24, 2010

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SOURCE: How to open pool, fill sand filter with water?

I happen to have a copy of the users manual for this pool filter. These are the instructions for operating your filter.

1. Be sure correct amount of filter sand media is in tank and
that all connections have been made and are secure.
2. Depress Vari-Flo control valve handle and rotate to
BACKWASH* position. (To prevent damage to control valve
seal, always depress handle before turning.)
3. Prime and start pump according to pump instructions (be
sure all suction and return lines are open), allowing the filter
tank to fill with water.
WARNING: ALL SUCTION AND
DISCHARGE VALVES MUST BE OPEN WHEN
STARTING THE SYSTEM. FAILURE TO DO
SO COULD CAUSE SEVERE PERSONAL
INJURY.
Once water flow is steady out the waste line, run the pump for
at least 2 minutes. The initial back-washing of the filter is
recommended to remove any impurities or fine sand particles
in the sand media.
4. Turn pump off and set valve to RINSE position. Start pump
and operate until water in sight glass is clear—about 1/2 to 1
minute. Turn pump off, set valve to FILTER position and
restart pump. Your filter is now operating in the normal filter
mode, filtering particles from the pool water.
5. Adjust pool suction and return valves to achieve desired
flow. Check system and filter for water leaks and tighten
connections, bolts, nuts, as required.
6. Note the initial pressure gauge reading when the filter is
clean. (It will vary from pool to pool depending upon the
pump and general piping system). As the filter removes dirt
and impurities from the pool water, the accumulation in the
filter will cause the pressure to rise and flow to diminish.
When the pressure gauge reading is 8-10 PSI (0.55-0.69
BAR) higher than the initial "clean" pressure you noted, it is
time to backwash (clean) the filter (see BACKWASH under
Filter Control Valve Functions.)

Posted on May 24, 2010

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