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Earth blowing in pool filter has no holes in it

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Inspect the manifold. There is probably a crack.

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What would cause earth to blow into pool after pumping down pressure

DE filters are a picky item. if you have too much media, it will blow off. make sure to follow the instructions when doing a bump or replacement of media.

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I have an Hayward Pro Series S244T filter and I have had problems with sand blowing back into pool - the filter is only 2 years old

When sand returns to the pool, there is a hole in either the media or the sieve that is supposed to keep the sand in the filter.
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If you have DE blowing back into the pool with this pool filter, there is really only a couple things that it could be. Either there is a hole in the grid fabrics or the o ring needs to be replaced. If you have checked the grids and don't see anything, it could be a hole that is not visible. You are probably going to have to replace the grid material.

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Most likely the "fingers" inside the filter housing are worn out and causing the DE to blow out the return line to the pool.

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The flow tubes inside the filter canister are torn and letting dirt pass. The repair is simple and can be done by someone with a few hand tools. Download the manual for the filter

You'll only need to replace the ones that are ripped, and the cost runs about $3 - $5 each. Search around on Google for a supplier or try a local pool dealer.

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I have had this issue with several clients and before worrying, you might have had sand being drawn back into pool lines during winterization. this happens when you blow out lines, plug holes, but keeping it pressurized. if it keeps happening check draw fins on bottom of filter.

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