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I have a new Hayward Ladybug, that i am trying to use for my above ground pool. I have an intex sand filter. And i do NOT have a skimmer.

I have what i would say is good suction up to the ladybug. But there is no suction under the ladybug, and will not move? get adapter on intake

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SOURCE: How to change sand in Hayward S-200 Sand filter

hayward S-180 filter takes 150lbs, S-210 takes 200lbs not familur with the S-200. To change sand you have to remove the vari flow valve on top. You can either unplumb the filter and roll it over on its side and try washing the sand out or try scooping it out upright. Whatever you do dont damage the laterals on the bottom of the filter. When refilling with sand you want to make sure all the laterals are undamaged and in the down position. I always fill the filter half full of water to keep the sand from damaging the laterals while re-filling the filter with sand. Make sure you use pool filter sand and not play sand!

Posted on Apr 30, 2009


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SOURCE: Do I need a new sand filter psi gauge?

It wouldn't hurt to replace the gauge every few years, since it makes contact with heavily chlorinated water. They are available for less than $10.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009



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SOURCE: my pool sand filter pump isnt filtering the water

sounds like the sand has clumped together inside filter. you can open filter and replace sand charge or dump into wheel barrow loosen sand and flush clean with hose and put back in

Posted on Jul 17, 2009


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SOURCE: HI again - I can't get any flow from my INTEX 8111

there may be hair or debris stuck on the flow sensor OR you may have the input and output reversed. The input comes from the lower of the 2 holes in the side of the pool and hooks up to the middle area of the 8111. The output comes out by the electro cell and hooks to the higher of the two holes in the pool. The flow sensor can be found just inside the electro cell component. it should swing freely when you press it.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009


SOURCE: air in filter on hayward above ground pool.

This is common the first 30-60 seconds after turning the filter on. The filter is purging its self of the air, sometimes algae or small debris will shoot back into the pool as well.

If it is constantly getting air then replace your o-ring on the that clear cover (Strainer Cover) make sure you use a lubricant, and like djtc66 said re-wrap all threaded areas with teflon tape.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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