How do I change the sand in a Hayward sand filter?

Answer Preliminary StepsTurn off the pump. Remove the filter-control valve from the top of the filter canister containing the sand. Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the tank, and let all the water... Read More »

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How to Change the Sand in a Triton Sand Filter?

When your pool sand is old and no longer filters the pool water to a crystal clear state, it is time to change the sand in your Triton sand filter. The filter tank is the part that contains the san... Read More »

Where can you obtain a gasket or 4 position vari-flo valve for an old Hayward sand filter SP 704?

You could try ANSWER:: And the problem begins. Do you have the right tools for removing the valve parts? Some valves require specialty tools. Another problem is how do you seat the... Read More »

Does the use of diatomaceous earth in a sand filter destroy the sand's ability to filter?

Answer huh...i'd try using sand in the sand filter and DE in a DE filter for optimum results.A: Yes, D E can interfere with the sands ability to to it's job.

What should you do if the top of the sand filter and the fingers at the bottom have both been replaced but there is still sand in the pool and you have already tried backwashing?

Answer Many people mistake "mustard algae" as sand in their pool. Does the sand briefly disappear when you run a pool brush over it? Mustard algae resettles quickly and looks very much like filte... Read More »