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Ues you can. If you wet the sand down you can float it out and it will tamp into place very well. Be sure to tamp it out first while it is wet so you don't get soft spots that will let the liner stretch and be supseptial to holes. If you get a soft roll foam to cover the sand with it will be that much stronger.Good luck.

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Ph level is at 'ideal' chlorine level is at 3.0 but the pool water is still cloudy. Please help?

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First thing to do about chemicals for above ground sand filters

the values I set for my customers pools is as follows:

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While vacuming loses suction, sand filter pressure goes high

That increase is due to the filter loading up with debris. Is the pool unusually dirty? If there is a lot of dirt and silt in the pool use the "waste" setting on your backwash valve while vacuuming.
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I have tried setting my pool up three times now, and my ground is not the most level but on the box it says you cannot use sand. What do you suggest??

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