POOL FILTER SAND CHANGE (SILICA SAND) SIDE MOUNT PLASTIC FILTER

POOL FILTER SAND CHANGE (SILICA SAND) SIDE MOUNT PLASTIC FILTER

Side-Mounted Filter: The MPV is located on the side of the filter tank.

Changing the sand in your pool’s side-mounted plastic filter is a crucial maintenance step to ensure your swimming pool remains clean, clear, and healthy for swimming. Over time, the filter sand accumulates organic debris, oils, skin, and hair, reducing its efficiency in filtering water. Recognizing when it’s time for a change and understanding the process involved is key to maintaining your pool’s filtration system effectively.

Signs Your Sand Filter Needs Changing

  1. Decreased Clarity: If your pool loses its sparkle and appears dull, it might indicate that debris is bypassing the sand and re-entering the pool, suggesting the sand is no longer effectively trapping particles.
  2. Extended Cleaning Times: Difficulty in regaining water clarity after backwashing and rinsing could signal an issue with the filter sand.
  3. Algae Growth: The appearance of algae shortly after cleaning may indicate either incorrect chlorine levels or a failing sand filter that needs replacement.
  4. Reduced Water Flow: Clogged sand or channeling within the filter can restrict water flow, affecting the efficiency of automatic pool cleaners and overall filtration.
  5. Cloudy Water: Worn sand grains create larger gaps, diminishing the sand’s ability to trap small particles and leading to cloudy pool water.
  6. Equipment Damage: Incorrect sand size can harm your filter and pool equipment, potentially necessitating costly replacements.

Frequency of Sand Replacement

It’s recommended to replace filter sand every 18 months to 2 years. Neglecting this can increase pressure within the filter, risking cracks that are irreparable and could lead to pump damage due to back pressure.

What’s Included in a Sand Change Service

  • Initial Inspection: Upon arrival, a technician will inspect the filter’s external parts, including the lid, gasket, and connections. Photos are taken for records, and any necessary repairs are identified for follow-up.
  • Removal of Old Media: The technician will remove the filter’s screws and lid to access and remove the old sand, glass, or sponge media.
  • Internal Inspection: After removing the old media, an inspection of the lateral assembly and internal fittings is conducted. Any issues found will be reported to the client with a repair quote.
  • Sand Replacement: High-grade silica sand is added to the filter, with the quantity tailored to the filter’s size.
  • Reassembly and Testing: The filter lid is securely replaced, followed by a thorough backwash and rinse to ensure the system operates smoothly.
  • Disposal of Old Media: The service includes the removal and proper disposal of the old filter media.

Booking a Service

For pool owners noticing any of the above signs or nearing the 18-month mark since the last sand change, scheduling a professional sand change service is crucial. This maintenance not only extends the life of your pool equipment but also ensures the water remains inviting and safe for all swimmers.

Kindly be aware that our team will exclusively address the tasks outlined in the quote or invoice. We will focus solely on the essential components necessary to complete the assigned work. It is important to note that we do not assume responsibility for any other aspects of the filter system, electrical system, or any other elements related to the swimming pool. Rest assured, our highly qualified team prioritizes caution and will not jeopardize property or other products during the process.

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POOL FILTER SAND CHANGE
POOL FILTER SAND CHANGE (SILICA SAND) SIDE MOUNT PLASTIC FILTER
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