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Want to know how to recharge a poolscape sand filter

Inside the sand filter, there is a dividing wall with a fill line marked on it. is this where to fill with sand or water?

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The fill line for sand,, there should be water in the whole thing when running and no air..

Posted on Jun 12, 2016

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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: Sand from the filter is getting into the pool.

u are getting sand in to your pool most likely because u have a broken lateral i nthe bottom of your filter.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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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

john224
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SOURCE: Sand leaks into pool. I took apart the vari-flo

Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

You need to empty the sand out and replace the lateral assembly too. It attached to the bottom of the valve and has several 'fingers' embedded in the sand. Once it wears enough, the sand can get thru it. Replace the sand if it is over 3 years old while you are at it. A wet/dry vacuum works well for removing the sand.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

John

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

john224
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SOURCE: I have a hayward sand

Fill it half-way with water, cover the stand pipe coming up in the middle so sand cannot get into it, fill the tank with the sand (only use the amount the label says the unit takes), then install the valve and piping.

John

Posted on Jun 01, 2011

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This new sand should last you at least 4 to 5 years in non commercial use. After that time, you may want to replace the top 4 inches with new sand.

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Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

You need to empty the sand out and replace the lateral assembly too. It attached to the bottom of the valve and has several 'fingers' embedded in the sand. Once it wears enough, the sand can get thru it. Replace the sand if it is over 3 years old while you are at it. A wet/dry vacuum works well for removing the sand.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

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Look inside the opening there will be lots of gung inside , pull out the filters carefully

You may need a pair or long nosed pliers

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If that does not improve the flow , change the valve

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