Prime your filter and add the necessary sand in accordance to the size of your pool. Vacuuming an inground swimming pool is a standard maintenance procedure. Swimming pool sand filters are designed to clean the water through a sand filtration process. At this point, two alternatives exist for the dirty vacuum water, depending on the setting on the multiport valve at the filter. Level sand as you pour and make sure the center pipe remains centered in the opening. Step 1: Removing Old Filter If you are willing to replace the old sand filter, at first you must remove it by unscrewing the plastic interior and then the water diffuser. It wouldn't take much to break it.
I suppose this would handle any adapting issues. Intex makes their skimmers and hoses non-standard so they can sell more accessories. Contaminants that sink to the bottom of the pool or stick to the sides will not be removed by skimming. Then, put the patio block in and put the filter and pump on top of the block. If it has a generator with it, its a plus. I bought a regular above ground vacuum head and hose and could not find a place that the other end of the hose would fit.
To vacuum to filter I simply use the included skimmer fitting A problem arose in that the water inlet has a grill over it and leaves and debris would clog it up very quickly. However, there are times when only vacuuming will completely clear the pool, particularly if you want fast results. Step 2 — Installation Begin by ensuring that the cartridge is securely installed. The outflow hose sucks water out of the pool, toward the filter. Connect the skimmer to the pool pump using a pool hose. But do some research first to make sure it's going to fit your type of pool first! Skimmers only remove dirt and debris that are afloat or suspended in the water. You bought an Intex Pool last year and your water flow is way down, water is not clear and the Intex salt chlorine generator won't work because the water flow is below the working threshold.
Refer to the filter manufacturer's instructions for proper pipe sizing for the new filter. The method is probably the oldest and the most popular. Be careful when leveling the sand that you do not lift the pipe and lateral assemble up off the bottom of the tank. If your pool doesn't have a skimmer basket and has 2 holes for in and out this sand filter comes with those hoses and pieces as well. After that you connect the return hose by putting clamps on each end of the hose then hooking one end to the return fitting on the pool wall. To keep from cracking or damaging the hose, do not over-tighten the clamp.
Tighten the male adapter with a pair of slip-groove pliers. I have hoses from last years small blue blob pool, hoses that came with the pump that came with this pool, extra hoses from the salt generator filter package and the hose that connects to the skimmer. The sand filter is clean and ready for use. Normally this hose is placed about halfway down into the side of the pool, where it can suck out water circulating in the bottom or the middle of the pool. The new 2-inch female fitting must be installed on the intake part of the pump and on the multiport valve. The dirt is driven through the sand bed and trapped in the minute spaces between the particles of sand. The picture at left shows the two major components of a typical sand filter: the Filter Tank and the Multiport Valve and piping assembly.
Step 2: Positioning the New Filter Once the old filter is removed completely you must position the new filter correctly. To do this task you will require a screwdriver, flex hose, clamps, patio pavers, a sprit level, a shovel, some sand, a tape measure and water pump pliers. Prime and start the pool pump, start the filter in the filter cycle and filter the water on this setting for a few hours to prevent clogging the lateral piping. Gus Stephens has written about aviation, automotive and home technology for 15 years. It should look like in my picture. I bought an Aqua broom and I have to say I do not love it.
It can be a lot better and pumps 1000 but preferably 1500gph or more can vacuum a pool pretty well. Make sure the pipe and inside of the adapter are clean. I am getting a new Intex sand filter and would like to use it for vacuuming if possible, but I don't want to buy the Intex vac system. Place the filter on a solid pad such as concrete, brick or concrete block. If not, I already have one to use. For testing it at first put the multiport valve in the backwash mode. Hook up remaining hoses and put sand in the filter make sure everything is nice and tight and your done! The backwash lines must be installed correctly as the backwash lines are very important for the proper functioning of the sand filter.
After doing this install the pipe line from the pool return line to the sand filter. You just take the little white screw ring off the top of the adapter. I couldn't figure out a good way to do it underwater. And I recommend it to Intex and Intex type pool owners. What kind of vacuum can be used with these filters? I don't know if a filter that size has the power to run a vacuum. Do you have any way to put it over the intake directly at the pump and tighten it enough to form a seal? When vacuuming to Waste, the water level in the pool will drop quickly as vacuumed water is not returned to the pool.
Secure and tighten a hose clamp on each end of the hose. Most of us that buy an intex also purchase a larger pump and by the time everything is together and running we have a lot of left over pieces and left over hoses. It's not difficult to install a sand filter properly, but it's imperative for an efficient-running system. Once they are fitted you must use Teflon tape on the threads and wrap the Teflon tape a few times. Cracks in any of these may let sand into the laterals to clog them.