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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rinsing Sand

I heard you don't need to rise pool filter sand because it has already come pre-rinsed. Is this true or do I need to rise the sand?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:56 PM
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Mine clouded up my water a bit. A pre-rinse using a paint strainer probably isn't a bad idea.
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I rinsed my pool filter sand, but it was easy to do. I have a big spaghetti pot, with a big strainer on top. I lined that strainer with two layers of very fine netting, normally sold for women's garments. Then I filled the strainer half full with sand, sat it on a 5 gallon bucket, and ran water from a hose through it a few times, and it was clean. I did about 30 pounds of sand that way, in less than 30 minutes. Maybe it didn't need it, but this way I didn't have to care.

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Rinse it , I just rinsed mine in a bowl in the sink , it doesnt need alot , but it will cloud your water if you dont

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