Hereof, how much does it cost to change the sand in a pool filter?
Replacement sand for your sand filter typically costs around $25 per 50-pound bag, and your filter may require 100 to 600 pounds or more depending on the size and model. More than likely, you’ll need about 350 pounds of sand for an average-sized inground pool filter.
Accordingly, how much sand do I need for Hayward S244T?
|S244T||1 1/2″ Vari-Flo||300 lbs.|
|S244T2||2 ” Vari-Flo||300 lbs.|
|S270T||1 1/2″ Vari-Flo||350 lbs.|
|S270T2||2″ Vari-Flo||350 lbs.|
How do you tell if the sand needs to be replaced in the pool filter?
Changing the pool filter sand is a bit of a pain, especially in the back region, but a bag of pool filter sand costs around R90 at your local Builders Warehouse, and you should only need two bags for most pool filters.
In general, you shouldn’t be losing sand from your sand filter. Nor should any sand be coming out during backwashing, rinsing or filtering.
How Much Sand Does My Pool Filter Need?
|Filter Model / Size||Pounds Required (Sand)||Filtra Balls Required (Boxes)|
|16 Inch||100 Lbs||2 Boxes|
|19 Inch||150 Lbs||3 Boxes|
|21 Inch||200 Lbs||4 Boxes|
|23 Inch||250 Lbs||5 Boxes|
The most common problem is a cracked lateral, which is one of the perforated pipes at the bottom of the filter that catches water that has circulated through the sand. Whether it’s a lateral, the standpipe, or a seal that is worn or broken, you can usually fix the filter yourself, but it may take a few hours.
Sand Filter System – Sand Requirements
|Filter System||Sand Needed|
|Hayward S210 T 20″ Sand Fitler System||200 lbs|
|Hayward S230 T 23″ Sand Fitler System||250 lbs|
|Pentair SD40 Sand Filter||150 lbs|
|AquaPro 19″ Sand Filter System||150 lbs|
If you’ve noticed that the backwashing cycles have become shorter, then you should check to see if the sand filter is dirty or greasy. If the filter is dirty or greasy, then don’t be surprised if it takes on the appearance of sandy lard. When this happens, the water doesn’t flow through the sand filter media.
If you believe the sand is from your filter, then the most likely problem with your sand filter is a cracked lateral. Laterals are tubes at the bottom of your filter (you can see them here). Water filters through the sand and is collected by these laterals and then shot through standing pipe and back into your pool.