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How To Install a Sand Filter
1
Place the sand filter close to the pump. Make sure to locate it near the skimmer and return on your pool. Ensure the ground is level beneath the pump and filer. Place the pump and filter on concrete blocks for additional stability.

2
Turn off the pool pump’s circuit breaker. Pumps can be hardwired to the breaker, or plug into an outdoor receptacle. You may have a separate switch that operates the pump. Regardless of how your pump connects to the circuit, turning off the breaker ensures the electricity is disconnected and allows you to connect the pump to the filter safely.
3
Slide hose clamps onto each end of your flexible pool hose. Connect one end of the pool hose to the bottom of the skimmer and the opposite end to the inlet port on your pump. Use a screwdriver to tighten the hose clamps, securing the hose to the skimmer and pump.

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4
Connect another hose to the outlet port on your pump. Connect the other end of this hose to the inlet port on your sand filter. Tighten the hose clamps with the screwdriver.
5
Push the final length of hose over the outlet port on the sand filter. Connect the other end of this hose to the inlet port on the side of your pool.
6
Turn on the pump’s circuit breaker. Move the lever on the sand filter to the “backwash” position. Turn on the above-ground pool pump. Allow the pump to run for about two minutes to remove any impurities from the silica sand in the filter. Turn off the pump.
7
Move the lever on the filter to the “rinse” position. Turn on the pump on for about one minute, or until you observe clear water in the filter’s sight glass. Turn off the pump.

How To Install a Sand Filter

8
Rotate the lever on the above-ground sand filter to the “filter” position. Turn on the pump to operate the filter and pump normally.

Things You Will Need
Concrete blocks
Screwdriver

Tip

If your pump and filter hoses use threaded connectors, wrap thread-seal tape around the male threads on the hoses before attaching them to the pump, filter and pool.

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