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How do I change the sand in my filter?

For our top mount filter – You must first disconnect the pipes or hoses leading into the valve and open the drain plug on the filter. Next, remove the nut or clamp holding the multi-port valve to the tank body. Once the valve has been removed, you will be able to see the sand bed. The best way to remove the sand is to use a portable wet/dry vacuum (recommended). Once the old sand has been removed, hose out the inside of the tank to clean the filter out. Once this water is drained, replace the drain cap and fill the tank ½ – ¾ full of water, and place the sand fill guide on the standpipe. This is to protect the lateral assembly while the new sand is added. DO NOT allow the sand to enter the vertical pipe sticking up from the bottom of the filter tank. Add the sand slowly till the laterals are fully covered. Remove sand fill guide prior to installing the multi-port valve.

For our side mount tank – Rotate the multi-port valve to the closed position and open the filter’s drain plug. Remove the tank closure dome and expose the top diffuser. The top diffuser lifts off and the old sand can be removed. The best way to remove the sand is to use a portable wet/dry vacuum (recommended). Once the old sand has been removed, hose out the inside of the tank to clean the filter out. Once this water is drained, replace the drain cap and fill the tank ½ – ¾ full of water, place the sand fill guide on top of the diffuser. This is to protect the lateral assembly while the new sand is added. DO NOT allow the sand to enter the internal piping. Add the sand slowly till the laterals are fully covered. Remove sand fill guide prior to installing the dome cover.

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Posted by: admin on June 23, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
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