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How do you install a sand filter and pump?
Last Updated: 17th January, 2020
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Hereof, how do you hook up a pool filter and pump?
How to Connect a Filter & Pump for a Swimming Pool
- Place the pump and filter assembly on level ground next to the electric source.
- Connect the pump to the filter housing.
- Attach the hose from the filter's out spout to the pool's return port.
- Connect the hose from the skimmer to the filter's pump basket.
- Loosen the lid on the filter pump basket.
One may also ask, how much sand do I need for a sand filter? Sand filters are sold in different tank diameters, from 16” diameter, up to 36” diameter, holding less than 100 lbs of pool filter sand, up to 600 lbs of sand. Below are some guidelines for sizing sand pool filters properly. Another rule of thumb is to buy 1.5 sq ft of filter area per 10,000 gallons of pool water.
People also ask, how full should my pool sand filter be?
Some sand filters have a fill line inside showing where the sand should come up to. Typically the filter is just a little less than half full of sand, there needs to be room on top for water circulation.
How do I figure out what size pool filter I need?
The equation used in calculating filter sizes is:
- Pool capacity in gallons divided by the desired turnover rate in hours.
- This will give you the minimum flow needed in gal/m (Gallons per minute).
- Divide this number by 60 to get the gal/m.
- Find a pump that meets the gal/m you just calculated.