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I'm getting a little sand into the pool from the return line from my Hayward s200 filter and the water won't clear up? Where can it enter the return??

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There is a tiny hose inthe filter ... it is probably stuck in the sand and is sypohoning the sand into your body of water through venturi effect. Get the tiny hose free and your sand problem will clear itself up



Is your system running at least 8 hours a day ... should run 12 if a home system ... most states require 24 hour operation for commercial pools ...

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How does Hayward Sand filter work


Excellent answer Robco, One slight variation of an explanation about "waste"... When in this mode, water never actually enters the filter tank, it goes in the valve from the pump, and out of the valve through the waste port.
Very similar to the "recirculate" mode, it comes from the pool with the help of the pump into the filter valve, and right back out the filter valve, without ever going into the tank, and back to the pool via the return port.

Jun 29, 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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Hayward sand filter


Reference your pressure gauge as the 12:00 position. Going clockwise-
12:00 is Filter, normal running position
2:00 is Waste, water goes from pool and exits the waste line, bypassing filter.
4:00 is Closed, used only when servicing equipment
6:00 is Backwash, reverses water through the filter and goes out the waste line.
8:00 is Recirculate, water bypasses filter and returns to pool.
10:00 is Rinse, water goes through filter and exits to waste line, used briefly after backwashing to clear sediment from filter.
Note that the "pointer," not the handle that you grab, indicates which setting you are on.

May 19, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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I have a hayward s200 sand filter and there is no pressure build-up to indicate a backwash is needed why


Do you have a strong flow of water back to pool? If so, perhaps pressure gauge is defective, pool water is relatively clean or particles are too fine to be captured except through multiple turnovers.

Aug 17, 2012 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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When I was filtering the pool the sand from the sand filter is blowing sand into the pool


That means that you have a cracked lateral in your pool filter. You will need to replace the lateral, which should stop the sand from entering your pool through the return line.

Jul 10, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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I have a Hayward s200 sand filter. I run it all the time mainly for about 10-12 hrs a day and my water still doesn't clear up. People keep mentioning the filter isn't working properly. And i notice a...


1.If you don't have your manual, download one here :http://www.haywardnet.com/products/manuals/pdfs/manual23.pdf
2. Read the manual.
3. The orange substance is usually iron oxide (rust). Normally you should have no steel in your plumbing system,only brass or plastic. Be sure to check that nothing has been changed, bolts, valves etc. Be sure nothing on the pump has been changed to introduce steel.
4. If you haven't every cleaned your filter, do so. This should be done 1-2 times per season. You can buy some material at any pool supply. Have you ever changed your sand? If so use only good quality pool filter sand NOT REGULAR SAND. If you've had the filter apart before, check that all piping is as shown in the diagram in manual.
5. Have pool water tested at your local pool supply co. They can tell if there are metals. There are some chemcials that can help remove metals.
It is also possible that you have disolved solids that are too small for the filter to remove. There are floculants that you can add to help settle these. You'd add the floc, run pump short time and then turn off letting solids settle to bottom. See your local pool supply co, they can give you all the ifo you need.

Jun 21, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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I have a Hayward s200 sand filter. I run it all the time mainly for about 10-12 hrs a day and my water still doesn't clear up. People keep mentioning the filter isn't working properly. and i notice a...


There should be no air getting into the lines .. bleed the air out of the filter, see if there is air getting into the filter thru the pump, this will give you poor circulation . If you are loosing water , then you may have a leak in the return pipe ,, Sand is not usually orange .. but soil around the pipes may be if you are in the southwest

Jun 10, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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I changed the sand and i can only vacuum about 2


Try consulting the owners manual for these pool filters. It will give you a lot of info in the settings that your filter needs to be on to do specific tasks. I really think that it will help you get this straightened out.

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

May 21, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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There's sand in my pool!


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.

Mar 01, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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