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Sand filters are one type of filter commonly used for swimming pools. Sand filters work by passing pool water through a tank holding sand. The sand cleans the water by catching and filtering out impurities and debris from the water. Sand filters are exposed to high water-pressure and the weight of sand constantly, which can cause problems to occur within the filter. One common problem is a small leak located on the top of the sand filter.
Examine the thin metal band, called a band clamp, around the top of the filter. Use a screwdriver to tighten the band clamp and ensure a leak cannot continue in that area.
Examine the sight glass of the filter. The sight glass is a small clear glass container that is screwed onto the side at the top of the filter. For leaks coming from the sight glass, unscrew the sight glass and apply Teflon tape to the grooves of the glass, then screw the sight glass back into place.
Turn off the filter system. Check the dial valve on top of the filter and ensure it is seated firmly in place. Poor positioning of the valve results in pinching of the o-ring underneath, which allows water to escape the filter. Try moving the dial valve to a few different settings, and then back to default.
Check the backwash line of the filter for leaks. Ensure the small clamp over the backwash line is tight. When not using a backwash hose, insert a plug into the backwash line to prevent leaks.
Turn off the Triton II pool pump. Roll out the backwash hose that is attached to the waster or drain outlet.
Turn the multiport valve to backwash. If the pump has a two-position slide valve, push the down into the backwash position and twist the handle to lock in place. Start the pump.
Allow the pump to backwash for three to five minutes or until the water in the slight glass on the top runs clear. Turn off the pump.
Turn the multiport valve to rinse. Turn on the pump. Rinse the filter for 30 seconds. If the pump has the two-position slide valve, skip this step and go to step 5.
Turn off the pump. Turn the multiport valve to filter. Raise the handle up to the filter position and twist to lock in place if the pump has the two-position slide valve.
Open the Triton II manual air bleeder on the top of the pump. Start the pump. Close the manual air bleeder after water starts blowing out of the bleeder.
Test the pH of your pool water to determine what chemicals will be needed to bring the water back into balance. Bring pool alkalinity, pH and calcium hardness values into normal range with the addition of muriatic acid and sodium carbonate, as recommended by the pH test.
Scrub algae from the pool's walls and floor with a pool brush.
Clean the skimmer and pump baskets to ensure that the water can run freely through the filtering system.
Run the filter continuously for 24 to 30 hours.
Backwash the filter by switching the valve.
Shock the pool water. Increase sodium hypochlorite to 10 times the normal level in one dosage. The water will turn from green to cloudy white.
Continue to brush the walls and floor to remove algae buildup.
Backwash two times daily until the water clears. Backwash by turning off the power, attaching a hose to the backwash filter and turning the power back on. Allow to backwash for two to three minutes. Rinse and turn valve and power back to normal position.
Remove the filter and rinse clean two times daily. Replace the cleaned filter.
Return the filter to normal operation when the water is clear.
Turn your pool equipment off. Lay the backwash line out on the ground where you want the dirty water to drain. Press down on the dial valve handle on top of the filter and rotate it to the "Waste" setting.
Turn your pool equipment on and let the pool run for at least five minutes or until the water coming out of the backwash hose turns clear. If using a plumbed-in waste line, watch the water through the sight glass near the top of the filter to determine when to stop backwashing.
Turn off the pool equipment again. Rotate the dial valve on the filter to the "Rinse" setting. Turn the pool equipment on and let it run for at least 30 seconds. Rinsing pushes the sand back down into the filter and prevents any from leaking back into the pool water. Turn the pool equipment off and rotate the dial valve to its normal setting before running the pool again.
Stop the pump on you filter and turn the valve to "Backwash."
Start the pool's pump. Allow the pump to run the backwash for three to five minutes.
Turn off the pump and set the valve to "Rinse."
Turn the pump back on and let it run for about 30 seconds.
Turn off the pump and set the valve to "Filter." Open the air bleeder on the Purex Triton and turn the pump back on.
Multiport Valve Handle
Turn off the pool filter. Lift up on the multiport handle. Turn the handle to "Backwash." Roll out the backwash hose on the bottom of the pump.
Turn on the pump. Run for two to three minutes or until the water in the sight glass (if you have one) runs clear. Turn off the pump.
Turn the multiport handle to "Rinse." Turn on the filter pump. Run for one minute or until the water is clear passing through the sight glass. Turn off the pump.
Move the handle to "Filter." Turn on the pump. Roll up the backwash hose.
Slide Valve Handle
Turn off the pool filter. Lift up on the slide handle and pull up until it doesn't move any higher. This is the backwash position on a slide handle. Roll out the backwash hose on the bottom of the pump.
Turn on the pump. Run for two to three minutes or until the water in the sight glass (if you have one) runs clear. Turn off the pump.
Push the handle back down until it clicks and locks into place. This location is "Filter" on the slide handle.
Remember that when the pressure on your gauge rises to 8 to 10 ppi, it is time to backwash. Turn off the pump motor and wait 5 seconds before moving the valve setting.
Push down on the handle of the multi-port valve to change the setting to backwash. Turn the pump back on, which will force a reversal in the direction of the water flow within the canister.
Watch the sight glass on your valve and continue the process until the water runs clean within the glass. Expulsion of all the trapped debris and dirt begins at a high rate of speed.
Refill the pool with fresh water until the water level has reached the halfway point of the skimmer faceplate.
Turn the pump off and change the setting on the multi-port valve to rinse. Run the pump for 15 seconds to settle the sand back down into the sand bed of the canister. Turn off the pump and wait 5 seconds, then change the multi-port setting back to filter and turn the pump on.
Turn off the Hayward filter's pump and close the suction and return valves. Turn the air relief valve two to three times to open it.
Open the drain valves and the suction valves and let them run until the water runs clean.
Press down on the safety latch and turn the filter's lid counterclockwise. Pull the filter element out of the filter's case. Hose off the outside and inside of the filter element with a high-powered nozzle.
Fill a bucket with 1 part filter element cleaner and 1 part water. Place the filter element into the bucket and allow it to soak for one hour. Rinse off the filter with clean water.
Fill a bucket full with 1 part muriatic acid and 1 part water. Place the filter element into the bucket and let it soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off the solution with water when finished.
Remove the debris from the bottom of the filter's tank. Replace the filter element into the filter and screw the lid back on clockwise. Restart the filter.
Shut down the pool filter system and drain the filter tank of water.
Unbolt and remove all of the sand from the filter tank.
Remove the laterals. These small, slitted tubes are at the bottom of the filter tank and are connected to the main vertical pipe.
Replace the old laterals with new ones. If the laterals don't unscrew from the manifold system at the filter's base, you may need to replace the whole lateral setup.
Pour water into filter tank, filling to about 1/3 capacity, then pour the new filter sand into the tank. After you've inserted the pool sand, reassemble the filter and get the filter running again.
Remove the sand from the bottom of the pool using the pool vacuum, connected by the hose to the new filter.
Hold your hand in front of the return fitting, or partially close a valve coming from your pool pump if the filter is noisy. Excessive water pressure will cause a suction noise to come from the filter. Downsize the pump or upsize the backwash valve to solve this problem.
Test your pool water for the correct pH if the pool filter does not help keep the water clean. Use a testing strip twice a week to check that the chlorine is at the correct level to fight algae.
Backwash the filter if water is coming out dirty. Remove the screws from the filter using a screwdriver and make sure all the gaskets are in good shape, without cracking or wear. Clean or backwash the filter when the PSI from the unit is 8 to 10 points higher than the starting PSI.
Contact your Hayward dealer if algae is in the pool for the correct chemicals to remove the problem. Algae will clog the filter, requiring specific chemicals according to your filter model number and filtering style.
Remove all filter baskets and clean them out. Empty the debris into garbage bags and tie them shut.
Spray the baskets down with a garden hose until they are completely clean and free of debris. If needed, scrub debris off with a stiff brush.
Stretch a knee-high pantyhose around each basket. Tie it around the top with sturdy, thick string to prevent it from rolling down.
Replace the baskets. Empty the baskets daily and replace the pantyhose if it has debris building up on it, limiting its ability to filter. Throw away the old pantyhose.
Take the pool vacuum out of the pool.
Remove the vacuum filter bag.
Wrap the opening of a knee-high around the vacuum filter bag attachment.
Secure the knee-high to the vacuum with a rubber band.
Empty the vacuum bag after use and replace the knee-high filter if it becomes clogged with debris.
Zspas Hydro Spa
Press and hold the "Jets 1" key for about five seconds.
Press the "Temperature" keys to determine how many filtration cycles you want per day (you can set it to one, two or three).
Press the "Jets 1" key within five seconds of determining how many cycles per day and your settings are saved.
Press and hold the "Light" key for at least five seconds. Press the "Temperature" keys to determine the duration for a filtration cycle (you can choose 60, 120, 180 or 480 minutes).
Press the "Light" key within five seconds of determining the duration of the filtration cycle and your settings are saved.
Press the "Temp" key, then the "Jets 1" key.
Press the "Temp" key to set the duration of the filter. You can set it for a minimum of one hour to a maximum of 12 hours.
Press "Jets 1" to determine how many filtration cycles you want per day. Press "Temp" to determine whether you only want day cycles ("d"), night cycles ("n") or both day and night cycles ("dn").
Press the "Jets 1" key to exit and save your settings.
Turn the power to the pump off by unplugging the electrical cord from the outlet or turning the circuit breaker that controls the pump to "off."
Move the pump handle up and down quickly eight to 10 times.
Open the filter drain valve by turning it to "open" and allow the water and dirt to drain. Once the filter has finished draining, restore power to the pump for about 10 seconds to flush out any remaining dirt or media in the filter tank. Turn the pump off when you're finished.
Close the filter drain valve and start the pump up again. Allow the filter to fill with water. Add filtering media; the amount of media needed is based on the size of your pool, so refer to the owner's manual or side of the media package for exact amounts.
Unplug the electrical cord or turn of the circuit breaker to the pool pump to avoid electrical shock while working on the pool system.
Close the water valve on the pool skimmer and close the valve on the pool pump. Open the waste line on the pool filter to drain the filter completely of water. Allow the filter to air dry or dry it with a cloth towel.
Apply epoxy generously to both the inside and the outside of the filter tank. Allow the epoxy to set for 48 hours.
Add water to the tank to test the epoxy, if the tank is still leaking, apply more epoxy to the leaking area and allow to dry for another 48 hours. Once the tank is no longer leaking, you may open the valves on the pool skimmer and pool pump. Be sure to close the waste line on the filter to avoid water loss.
Remove the filter cartridge from the filter's housing.
Hose off the filter at a 45-degree angle to remove any surface debris.
Fill a bucket with 1 cup trisodium phosphate and 5 gallons of water. Place the filter into the bucket and allow it to soak from one hour to overnight.
Remove the filter from the bucket and hose it off until the water runs clean.
Replace the filter in its housing and close the lid.
Install a trellis or privacy screen around three sides of the filter. Keep the backside open for easy access to the filter. Depending upon the type of screen or trellis you get, you may need to dig holes for a post or slightly bury it in the soil.
Plant shrubbery or flowering plants at the base of the trellis so that the plants can encase the trellis and grow upward. Look for “native” plants, which require less care than other plants, and will naturally work your soil without needing amendments.
Place other decorative elements near the trellis, such as more plants or lawn statues, so that it does not look out of place.
Check that your Dyson DC14 is unplugged. Press the cyclone-release button and detach the bin from the rest of the machine. The cyclone-release button is the same button you push when removing the bin for the purpose of emptying it.
Set the bin aside. Note the area on the vacuum upon which the base of the bin sat. This is the cover of the HEPA post-motor filter.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver beneath one of the three latches on the sides of the cover and carefully pry off the cover.
Remove the cover and HEPA post-motor filter inside. Dispose of the old filter.
Insert a replacement HEPA post-motor filter into the filter housing. Reinstall the cover with each of the latches aligned. Push down firmly on the cover to attach.
Place the bin back on the vacuum. Push the bin handle back toward the vacuum to lock the bin in place.
Cut the electricity to your pool and water pump system. You will be opening up your pump which deals with electricity and water. If electricity is not properly turned off, changing your filter could result in serious injury.
Open the pressure release valve. The release valve, like the name implies, helps maintain the pump's pressure. The valve will appear to be a large, plastic circle. Unscrew this until a hissing begins. Wait until the hissing stops to move to the next step.
Remove the restraining band and lid from your pump. These should remove simply without any tools. Just peel the band off and store it in a safe location, then gently lift the lid. Certain models may have a latch system that must be opened first.
Locate your swimming pool filter once you have lifted the lid. This will appear as a long cylinder with several ridges running around the outside. Simply lift the filter up by the top and remove it. There will most likely be some water in the filter and will therefore be heavier than the new filter.
Drop a new filter into the slot and replace the lid and restraining band. Screw the pressure valve back in tightly. Failure to do this will result in low pressure and poor pump performance. Finally, turn on the power and enjoy your pool.
Disconnect power from the pool pump by unplugging the electrical cord. This will avoid electrical shock.
Turn the multiport valve to the “backwash” position. Restore power to the pool pump. The dirty media and water will now exit the waste valve.
Allow the water and media to exit the waste valve until the water runs clear. Disconnect power to the pump.
Turn the multiport handle to “rinse” and restore power to the pump once more. Allow the water to flow for 30 seconds. This process cleans out the plumbing lines of any dirt and debris.
Disconnect power to the pump. Turn the multiport valve to “filter.” Restore power to the pump. Add the required amount of media to the filter. The amount varies based on the size of the swimming pool, so refer to the media packaging for the exact amount. Repeat this process any time the filter needs to be backwashed.
Start the pool pump to circulate the water through the saltwater filter before setting the timer on the Intex® saltwater pool filter.
Unlock the keypad on the Intex® saltwater pool filter control panel by pressing and holding down the arrow button until a short beep is heard, then pressing and holding the up arrow button until a second beep is heard. The LED screen will flash "00." The keypad is now unlocked.
Set the operating hours using the up arrow button to increase the hours of operation and the down arrow button to decrease the hours of operation. Hours of operation are determined by the amount of water in gallons for the pool size.
Re-lock the keypad by pressing and holding the down arrow button for 2 seconds until a long beep is heard, then pressing and holding the up arrow button for another 2 seconds until a second long beep is heard. The green LED light will light up within minutes indicating the system is operating.
Remove the clear bin assembly from the body of the vacuum by pressing on the release button at the top of the clear bin.
Remove the plastic cap that is just below the clear bin assembly. The filter is located under that cap and can be removed without the use of any tools. There are three plastic tabs that hold it in place: one in front and one on each side. Pull out on the side tabs and then pull out on the front tab. The filter cap will pop up.
Pull the filter out by pinching the edge at two points across from each other and pulling upward. The filter has a rubber seal on it so it has a tight fit and must be pulled straight up.
Clean the area inside the filter cavity and then insert the new filter, making sure to press it into place evenly.
Replace the filter cap by placing the back of the cap into the main body of the vacuum first and then pressing down on the front of the cap to engage the front tab. The two side tabs usually snap in but you should press down on the side to ensure it is snapped on securely.
Re-install the clear bin assembly and you are ready to start vacuuming.
Turn the filter off. Locate the filter's pressure gauge, which is typically on the top or side of the filter tank.
Open the release valve that is next to the pressure gauge by turning it counterclockwise. The pressure gauge and air release valve should be part of a "T" valve on the filter tank with a pressure gauge.
Listen to the hissing sound coming from the filter tank. This is the air pressure being released from the filter. If you are cleaning your filter, now is the time to backwash while the valve is open. Backwash the filter if necessary according to your manufacturer's guidelines.
Close air release valve by turning it clockwise when the hissing sound of air stops coming from the filter. Restart the filter and the pressure will restore to its normal reading.
Disconnect the power to the pool pump by unplugging the electrical cord. This will prevent any possibility of electrical shock while you're working on the pool filter.
Place the filter on a level area 2 to 4 feet away from the pool pump and 2 feet away from the pool sidewall jet valve. It's important to keep the pool filter close to the sidewall of the pool to ensure maximum efficiency.
Connect the filter outlet valve, located on the front of the pool filter, to the pool sidewall jet valve using a piece of pool hose. Secure the hose to the valves using hose clamps; tighten the hose clamps using a flathead screwdriver to prevent any leaks.
Connect the outlet valve on the pool pump, located on the right side of the pump, to the inlet valve on the pool filter, located on the left side of the pool filter, using another piece of pool hose. Secure the hose using two more hose clamps; tighten the clamps with the screwdriver.
Restore power to the pool pump and allow the system to cycle through for five minutes. Add the necessary sand or diatomaceous earth media to the pool skimmer. The amount varies based on the size of the swimming pool; refer to the owner's manual of the Hayward filter for exact amounts.
Grab the tab on the existing filter and slide the filter to the right.
Pull down, then out.
Slide the new filter into the frame slot under the microwave.
Pull the filter up and to the right to lock it into place.
Turn off the pool filter and remove the cartridge from its housing. Rinse it thoroughly with a hose, getting between each pleat.
Spray filter cleaner all over the filter and allow it to sit for one hour or overnight. Ensure the filter is completely saturated at all times. Scrub it with an old toothbrush, removing every bit of debris. Rinse it thoroughly with the hose.
Put on the safety glasses and gloves. Add 1-part muriatic acid to 20 parts water. Submerge the filter and wait for the bubbling to stop. This may take a few minutes.
Remove the filter and rinse it thoroughly with the hose. Allow the filter to air dry and replace it in its housing.