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We have a clearwater sand filter system and when we turned it on the sand started into the pool. What did we do wrong?

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You most likey reversed the wires or you hooked up the sand filter pipes backwards try reversing the pipes on the pump first. If that does not work try reversing the wires, however you will have to flush the pump before using again or you will damage the pump

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What setting do I putmy pump on to vacuum sand out of my pool. I have the sandman 22"?


I'm not familiar with that particular brand, but if you want to get sand out of your pool you should first make sure you're ready to vacuum (with the plate firmly in the skimmer box and connected to your hose and then to your pole with the vacuum head), then turn the multi-port valve (MPV) to 'waste'. If your equipment is below the water line then water may start to come out your waste line - not a drama. Next, just turn the pump on and you will be vacuuming sand straight through the pump and out to wherever your waste line goes.

Be careful to ensure that you don't let the waterline in the pool get below the level of the skimmer box, because if you start to suck air you increase the likelihood of damaging your pump. A good idea is to top up the pool as much as you can with a hose before you start vacuuming, and then top it up again as necessary as your going along.

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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

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I just ordered and received a 2500 filter, set it up, turned it on, and nothing....motor noise, but no water movement. What am I doing wrong? AS far as I know, I did what I was supposed to. ??? Pools...


1 - Double-check that your water level is above the hose that sends water from your pool to your filter. If the hose has even the tiniest crack, air could be getting sucked in & causing your filter to lose its prime.

2 - If you have not already done so, slowly twist the top of your filter house to loosen it (do this while your unit is on but keep a tight grip on it...once the water pressure hits it, it can push it off completely). You should hear air escaping from the unit. Once water begins coming out, tighten the top back down. Removing the air should 'prime' your filter.

3 - If you've tried this & it didn't work, try putting your filter on a level raised surface (possibly a chair or a sturdy box) at a level about equal to the hose that brings the water from your pool to your filter. Also, try putting it it as far away from your pool as your hoses will allow.

4 - If none of this works, it could be that you have a defective unit. Or, perhaps some other readers will have additional suggestions.

5 - Start saving up. As soon as you are able, purchase a Sand Filter & a Saltwater Chlorine Generator/Saltwater System. I don't know how big your pool is, but mine is 18' x 4' and holds approximately 6000 gallons. The first 3 years I had it, my children & I spent more time cleaning it than swimming in it - literally. (Once we'd shock it, we had to wait 24 hours to swim. By then, it needed a clarifier or ph + or - :-( ) My mom kept telling me that people she worked with had converted to saltwater & were just loving it. I thought that sounded like some sort of lengthy & expensive process & was leary. In the meantime, my sister-in-law was given a sand filter & she raved about what a great difference it made. I began checking online & ebay had the best prices (by far) on the sand filters, but they were still going for about $300 so I waited. My local Wal-Mart had the saltwater chlorinator for $199. It was hard for me to justify paying $500 to convert the pool (especially since I'd gotten the pool at Sam's for only $300 to begin with! Finally, though, I got so sick of having a pool we couldn't enjoy, I did it. I won an auction on a sand filter on ebay for right under $300 and a chlorinator fro $115. I got them in within a couple of days of one another & hooked them up. I got the sand at Lowe's for about $7 & the salt (also at Lowe's) for about $5. I put in the salt & stirred it around with the skimmer-pole. The directions said to wait about 24 hours for the salt to dissolve, but my pool was green & I was tired of waiting so after about 3 hours, I turned on the filter. I let it run for about 5 minutes then turned on & programmed the saltwater chlorinator to operate for 12 hours. That was about 5pm. By the next morning, the water was as clear as when I'd first filled it up. WooHoo!!! That was over 1 year ago & I've just now added my second 40lb bag of salt. Water is still clear - well worth the investment! The only thing I would recommend doing differently is the way I got the saltwater chlorinator. I recommend paying the little extra to get a new one. The one I got off ebay was great - but it only worked for one season. For no apparant reason, about a week ago, I found the power off & could not get it to power on. Wal-Mart has them for $169 this year. Don't know if you have Atwoods where you live, but I just got my new one there for $159. I didn't even hesitate this time...I knew it was more than worth it. No more filter cartriges, no more shock, no more clarifier, no more ph -, no more ph+, no more green water...just a lot more fun in the pool!
Just so you know, in case you do save up & go to sand & saltwater...the filter I got is a 2hp 22" tank. It either pumps 4000 or 5000 gallons per hour - I don't remember for sure which. I do remember, though, that whatever it is, it's 1000 gallons more per hour than the chlorinator specifies but they work GREAT together. I searched ebay for "2hp 22" sand filter" (not in quotes) to narrow down the search results. There are a couple different brands that mostly come up - Hayward & Clearwater, if I remember right. I got a Clearwater, but they probably work the same.
I know you're asking for advice about the filter you already have, so I apologize if the information I've offered is unwelcomed. I just wish I'd switched my pool years earlier than I did. I would have saved a ton of headache, hassle and, in the long run...money.

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How do i change the sand in the filter? I am getting sand in my pool.


You will simply remove the old sand from your pool filter and follow the instructions from your users manual like you are adding sand for the first time. In case you don't have it, I am going to paraphrase it for you below.

1. Be sure correct amount of filter sand media is in tank and
that all connections have been made and are secure.
IMPORTANT: To prevent unnecessary strain on piping system and valving, always shut off pump before switching Filter Control Valve positions.
The correct amout of sand can be determined with this link: http://www.backyardcitypools.com/pool-filters/Filter-Sand-Requirements.htm

2. Set your controls to the backwash position.

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.

4. Once water flow is steady out the waste line, run the pump
for at least 2 minutes. This initial backwashing of the filter is recommended to remove any impurities or fine sand particles in the sand media.

5. 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.

6. Adjust pool suction and return valves to achieve desired
flow. Check system and filter for water leaks and tighten connections, bolts, nuts, as required.

7. Set your filter to the "filter" position.

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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.)

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