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Dirt passes thru filter when cleaning, but there is no sign of any sand particals bypassing,is there a seal between the top peice and the pipe ?

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There is an o-ring in the filter head, That seals the standpipe (the pipe) to the filter head. (top piece) My advice would be to take a nylon stocking and wrap it around the eyeball or discharge in the pool. Let the filter run. If you start getting large size debris back into the pool, it's usually the standpipe not being connected to the head properly or the o-ring is missing.. If you are getting a lot of sand, the problem might be the standpipe or lateral assembly.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

  • Francois Bonin Jul 14, 2012

    Where is this o-ring is it accessible , may be this my problem.What you call the standpipe is the vertical one comming from the laterals and going inside the valve system?

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I have a Hayward s166t sand filter and no matter what setting I have it on tons of water is coming out of my waste line! This is my 1st pool and 1st sand filter!!


I used to work in a municipal swimming pool. 325,000 gallons!

It sounds like you have the sand filter on to clean if water is coming out of the waste line. That is called 'back flow'.

Basically, the water from the pool comes into the top of the filter and the muck settles on the top. You need to add Gypsum (Aluminium Sulphate) to the water which is a floculant. This makes organic material form into a layer on top of the sand. The flocculated layer further adds as a filter. You need to regulate the flow of water into the filter as too fast and you force sand into the pool.

When you clean the sand filter, you do a back flow. So by altering valves, you put the water from the pump into the bottom of the filter and the water lifts the muck and dirt off the top of the sand and discharges it to waste. It is important to also regulate the flow as too much will discharge the sand. That happened in our municipal pool and discharged 6 tons of sand in the space of 2 years.

your owners guide is here. Take a look at the pipes, valves and pump and work out where the flow is going to.

http://www.hayward-pool.ca/pdf/manuals/ProSeries-S166T-S166T1575XS-S166T1575XSN2.pdf

http://www.hayward-pool.ca/pdf/manuals/ProSeries-S166T-S166T1575XS-S166T1575XSN2.pdf

Jul 03, 2016 | Hayward Pool & Spa

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Trying to put pump system together. Do we remove the drain screen before adding sand?


Our terminology is not coinciding...
Follow these steps...
  • 1st - understand that a pump moves water thru your system.
  • A filter cleans your water
Sand does not go into a pump.
sand goes into the filter.
  • when adding sand into filter tank, top valve is not in place, you Need to first add water, to cover the laterals at bottom
  • Then PLACE a cap or something/anything, over the stand pipe, so NO sand goes into that pipe! IMPORTANT! Begin to add sand.
    • Do this slowly, being very careful to NOT disturb position of stand pipe! Do NOT Lift it or allow it to rise up! Keep it centered!!
  • Add required amount of sand
  • Remove stand pipe cover/cap that placed
  • Install valve onto tank
  • Complete plumbing in-out of the valve
    • Presuming you have the plumbing complete from and to pool?
    • Pool suction port to front of pump. Out of pump into 'Pump' port of filter valve
    • Out of 'Return' port to pool
GOOD LUCK

May 31, 2015 | Waterway Pool & Spa

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What will happen if the stand pipe o-ring is bad?


The Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter uses an O-Ring on the stand pipe to separate water returning to the pool, after being filtered, from water coming into the filter from the pool. If this O-Ring is broken, missing or sufficiently worn, small particles of dirt and sand can by-pass the sand filter and return to the pool without being properly filtered by the sand filter.

This can be especially evident just after backwash and rinsing of the sand filter bed. During this time water flows up through the sand bed, opposite the direction in normal operation. This forces the top-most material of the sand bed to dislodge and wash out of the filter to waste. It can also force fine particles to enter through a faulty O-Ring into the pool return stand pipe. Then, when returning the filter system to normal operating mode, those fine particles enter the pool through the water return piping and collect on the bottom of the pool -- mostly small sand particles but potentially filtered debris particles that were captured on top of the sand bed.

To avoid this problem it's wise to replace this O-Ring every few years. And make sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the amount of sand to fill when replacing sand. It's important to keep the top of the sand bed at the correct level to insure proper filtering and minimize stray particles coming back into the return water.

Aug 11, 2014 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Filter sand in pool


Greetings,
I am all in as well with the previous assistants (A. Miller) remedy to your problem.
Broken Laterals at the bottom of the filter.
There is no other way sand will enter the pool, bypassing the equipment, unless there is some kind of compromised equipment. As mentioned by A. Miller, the laterals are located at the bottom of the filter, normally about 9 of them approximately 6" long and about 1" in diameter. There are very thin cuts or kerfs in them that are smaller than a grain of #20 Silica Sand. Therefore only water (in theory - clean filtered water) will enter them after being pushed by pressure through the bed of sand to the bottom and entering the collection manifold via the lateral drain assembly.
As A. Miller mentioned, if only one lateral is broken, cracked or compromised, the pressure that is in that filter tank will definitely find that compromise and will "Push" sand right into that lateral, thru the rest of the system and into the pool terminating out the return lines and will collect normally immediately under the return lines. Normally more heavier at the nearest return line to the equipment area.

Although - Another possibility is, if the tank had more sand than required, when you "Backwash" sand could enter into a Multi-port valve (if you have one) and will enter into the return port, and when you turn the valve back to "Filter", you will see sand enter the pool.

Or, another reason could be inclusive of the problem above PLUS a deteriorated filter valve gasket, commonly referred to as a "Spider Gasket". The ports are supposed to be individually sealed and not allow water/debris/sand to pass between these ports, and this gasket keeps them individually compartmentalized.
But a compromised gasket seal could at times create a situation that may lead one to believe that a broken lateral is the culprit.

Removing sand is a chore! Taking the top cover off of the MultiPort valve is easier and a gasket relatively inexpensive.
But if your laterals are compromised, break out the ole shop vac and find that problem.
Good Luck

Apr 13, 2014 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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I have 7 year old Hayward ProSeries, S-244S, H/R Sand filter. I've notice that when I vacuum the pool, dirty water returns to the pool. I've backwashed and the spider gasket is fine. No sa


sand filters only have limited filtration. If the dirt is very fine such as dead algae, it will go right through the filter. Use a clarifier to help give the filter finer filtration. Do not vacuum until you can see what you are doing, then vacuum on 'waste'

Sep 19, 2012 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Why is the sand going back into the water Intex Sf15110


Your sand filter has developed a fault.
Normally water is filtered from the top of the sand filter through the sand to the bottom of the sand filter into the spoke pipes. The filtered water is collected by a pattern of spoke pipes that is connected to the collection box. These pipes only allow water to pass through to the return riser pipe to return the water to the pool via the selector valve.

This problem happened to me too, the fault was at the bottom of the sand filter, at the connection box, it had collapsed/cracked and allowed the sand entered the riser pipe to the selector valve that controls the backwashing, rinse, and filtering etc. and the sand and water is returned to the pool via this valve.

The can be repaired, it requires removing the control valve, removing the sand to get access to the riser pipe, and the collection box and spoke pipes. the the damaged collection box can be repaired.
Put back together in reverse order.

May 26, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Just installed a new filter and 1 month old sand from defective filter. Removed the cardboard cover used to prevent sand from going into pipe. Piped everything together and no leaks. When I try to run the...


Too much sand or wrong type of sand in the tank are two possibilities; should tell you on the side of the label how much sand to put in but generally it fills to about half way up the tank body.

Are you getting sand back in the pool at all? If not it is unlikely the sand is the issue since too small a grain would pass thru the laterals and get to the pool.

Have you used any clarifiers in the water? Over-dosing with a clarifier can literally turn the top of the sand bed into mortar impeding the flow of water.

John

Jul 09, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Sand being returned to the pool after vacumming through filter


This could be caused by several things. . After back flushing,did you rinse? Turned pump off, moved selector to rinse, and allowed to run until clear water was observed in the sight glass? If you continue to see the plume of particles, and it never stops, then you probably do have a problem. Your multiport valve gasket could be leaking by. Be sure you keep handle down when moving valve, and the gasket will last longer. You may have a broken, lateral (little fingers at bottom of the filter return piping. This would usually allow sand to flush out of the filter and it would be all the time. The "O" ring where the multiport valve seals to the down pipe could be leaking, letting the dirty incoming water mix with clean outgoing. Have you "cleaned" your filter lately? This is where you add a chemical to flush materials from top of sand pack? You can download a manual with troubleshooting instructions from www.haywardnet.com Enter your exact model number

Nov 06, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Vari flow is on filter but dirt is passing into pool.


You can replace the spring inside if it is too loose, however you are unlikely to see damage on laterals. It only take a couple thousanths of an inch wear for them to allow sand and/or dirt past.

Jun 12, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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