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    Jun 29, 2008, 09:21 PM
    Sand Filter is blowing out sand into my pool
    Lately when I backwash my above ground pool, the filter blows out sand into the water. What causes this? When backwashing the filter, I turn off the pump, turn the dial to backwash and turn the pump on low. Is the pump supposed to be on during the backwash and rinse cycle?
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    Jun 30, 2008, 10:25 AM
    Your filter media is the sand but there are screens that hold the sand in place. A screen may have a tear in it.
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    Jun 30, 2008, 02:16 PM
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    Need more clarification. What can be done to fix the problem?
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    Jul 1, 2008, 08:47 AM
    If there is a chance the screen is torn you must disassemble the filter housing and pull out the screens. Inspect each screen and seal carefully and buy replacements as needed.

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