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when pool is backwashed sand comes back in pool this is an ongoing problem that i have been unable to solve do you have any solutions to this problem? [email protected]
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  JoAnn replied 11 years ago.
you might have a tear in your filter thats why the sand is going in your pool are you sure it is sand and not diatomaceous earth ? D.E is a filtering agent and if you have a hole or tear in your filter it will go into the pool.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to JoAnn's Post: no that is not earth i stated sand and that is exactly what it is sand that is used in the filter i have had several paid techs. give different soloutions to replacing parts and ect this doesnt correct the problem . do you have any other ideas or solutions thanks
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 11 years ago.

You state that the sand, which backwashes into your pool, is: 'sand
that is used in the filter'. You further state that: 'replacing
parts and etc... doesn't correct the problem'.



If you are certain that the sand is coming entirely from the filter -- yet,
replacing parts on the filter and (presumably) repairing the filter has
not fixed the problem -- wouldn't the obvious, and indeed only
remaining, option/solution be completely replacing the filter?



If replacing the filter is not an option -- please state why.



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