Replacing the sand in your pool filter is crucial in order to properly maintain your pool filtration system. Over time, the sand becomes saturated in organic debris, skin, hair and oils from the pool that it is no longer able to filter the water properly. It is recommended to change the sand in your filter every 3-4 years for best results. This will maximize the effectiveness of the filter and ensure you have clean and clear water.
The first step is to remove the sand from the filter. This is easiest with a shop vacuum however you can scoop the sand out by hand or with a small shovel if you don’t have access to a vacuum. The sand in an old filter can actually be full of bacteria so it’s best to avoid direct contact as much as possible.
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