Sand Change for Above & In ground Pools

Sand Change for Above & In ground Pools

  • Remove drain plug from the bottom of the filter tank.
  • Remove the control value from the top of the filter tank.
  • Place duck tape or small cup over the top of the standpipe.
  • Dip sand out by hand or use wet/dry vacuum.
  • After sand is removed, take laterals off (some will unscrew or clip off) from standpipe, remove, clean and inspect both for cracks or fractures.
  • Spray filter out, and then reinstall laterals and standpipe.
  • Replace drain plug on the bottom of the filter tank.
  • Fill tank half full with water first, then pour in sand.
  • On some filters we suggest approximately 50 pounds less than manufacturer’s recommendations, depending on the filter size.
  • Remove tape or cup.
  • Replace control value.

Note:   For above ground pools, block water flow from skimmer and return lines before starting these procedures above.

NOTE: These procedures are only recommendations. Always use manufacturer’s directions per label instructions. NEVER mix chemicals together. Always use Extreme caution when handling chemicals. Paducah Pools & Spas are in no way responsible for misuse or mishandling of chemicals.

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