First, drain the tank by removing the drain plug on the bottom of the tank. Allow several hours or overnight for full drainage.
Side Mount Valves: Use the filter dome removal wrench to remove the top dome on the filter. Reach in and push the baffle out of the way.
Top Mount Valves: With a hacksaw, cut the incoming and outgoing pipes at a point which allows 3" of clear pipe to use a coupling or union to reattach the valve after changing the sand. After cutting the pipes, remove the clamp assembly where the valve joins the tank. If no clamp exists, the valve likely threads into a collar in the top of the filter tank. After removing the clamp, twist and wiggle upwards. Pry with large flathead screwdriver if needed. Cover the standpipe with an upside down cut, or plug or small towel.
How Do You Remove the Pool Filter Sand?
Scoop with a large cup or coffee can
Use caution as you reach the bottom of the tank, not to bump the laterals.
You can leave a little in the tank, under the laterals.
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