Changing filter sand - Jacuzzi ST24

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Old 12-08-16, 11:24 AM
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Changing filter sand - Jacuzzi ST24

Apparently the last time the sand was replaced in our pool filter was 8 years ago. I've been looking at some YouTube videos. Do I really need to buy a wet/dry vac to get the job done right ? Any other advice is appreciated.
 
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Old 12-09-16, 10:35 AM
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hi, you don't have to use a shop vac but it makes it alot easier.
1. Be sure not to damage the latterals that are in the bottom of tank.
2. use a cup or something to dip out sand if not using shop vac.
3. make sure to fill tank half full with water BEFORE replacing sand.
4. start pool in backwash to clean sand good.
5. be sure to use filter sand not play sand.
pretty straight forward, empty, add water, add sand...
 
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Old 12-09-16, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Our filter is a Jacuzzi ST24. My research says it needs 350 Lbs of sand. Does that sound right ? I am also looking at the invoice from the previous owner where they were billed for 1) a small packing 'star' 2) a teflon washer and 3) two different types of orings.

Are there other things that I should replace when I change the sand ? Replacement parts will be a lot harder for me to track down and will probably have to come from the US (up to a month).

Thanks again.
 
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Old 12-09-16, 02:09 PM
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should be 300lbs I think. as long as laterals are ok and you don't break one emptying sand. What country are you in?
 
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Old 12-09-16, 04:43 PM
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Cuernavaca Mexico (city of eternal spring :-) ) I _think_ I read somewhere that there are more pools here than anywhere else in Mexico - weekenders...
 
 

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