Archive for November, 2010
It is generally not recommended to use more sand than the manufacturer suggests. The filter is designed for a specific amount of sand in the tank (in order to get the proper flow rate, filtration, etc.) Too much sand would likely slow down the rate of water passing through the sand and increase the operating pressure on the filter, as well as cause sand to leave the filter when back-washing.
However, I would find it somewhat unlikely that they could actually get 500 lbs. of sand in that tank. (Assuming they’re using the correct #20 sand) The proper amount (350 #) should bring the sand level to within 6″ of the top of the tank, (from the manual on that filter) so there probably wouldn’t be room for much more than that. They may be mistaken… Read the rest of this entry »
Rugged, corrosion proof, high filtration area, and one piece body. The TMW Sand Filter features a seven function top mount valve for maximum control over the filter system, and easy-to-install snap-in & twist laterals with large surface area for maximum flow. Durable roto-molded tank body is spherical to evenly distribute the pressure resulting in greater strength and longer life of the filter. Corrosion-Proof Body; Fine spray internal diffuser for even water distribution. Center discharge pump 1HP with large 6″ leaf trap with clear lid; 3′ 115 volt power cord. 7-function, clamp-on, top mount 1½” Multi-Port Valve. (2) 1½” diameter 6′ long hoses, with clamps. Durable platform base. 9.8 amp motor with 1hp pump. Systems are shipped unassembled.
I just have a 15ft round upground hardside pool with a sand filter & pump.
It was here when I moved in and I am just trying to maintain it.
I read the directions on every bottle I put in the pool and still can NOT get crystal clear water!
It was doing good this year so far and now I have an algae problem with just having the dingy green water. I chlorinate w/ a sanitizer in it also.. Algaefier when needed and I have a chlorine float. I shock about once a week also