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New intex above ground pool sand filter has no way to vacuum it

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I do believe that intex sells a kit to vac the pool ,it includes a plastic scoop that fits in skimmer to go to bottom vac wand

me i saw a photo of kit and made one out of an old vinegar container i cut the bottom off of and a length of old hose from a wet /dry vac and i use that to run around bottom to suck up solids (gotta fill hose first before connecting it )

Posted on Sep 13, 2014

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SOURCE: my intex sand filter is

You have a broken "lateral". You will have to remove the sand from the filter, find and replace the broken lateral (pipe with slots in it in the bottom of the filter). When you are ready to refill the sand, put enough water in the filter to cover the laterals (several inches actually) to avoid damaging them as you fill.

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SOURCE: Leaky Leaf Filter On Intex Sand Filter

Hi thevideowatc
Check your o-ring seal to make sure it doesn't have sand under or on it, also it may have cracks in it, or the filter may have cracks in the housing...if that is so, then replace the housing.
Bud

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