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One of the three common choices of swimming pool filter is the sand filter. It’s a large, cylindrical apparatus containing a chamber filled with fine sand or silica. High-pressure water from the pump enters the filter at the top, and is forced through the sand, making its way out at the bottom. Because contaminants are unable to permeate the tiny gaps between sand particles, all that can get through is clean, fresh water. And as the filter traps particles, these gaps get smaller, meaning that even less dirt will get through. It’s important to bear in mind that this isn’t completely foolproof, though; some contaminants, such as bacteria, may still be able to get past this kind of filter. Because of this, it’s important to use a sand pool filter alongside normal sanitation chemicals in your swimming pool.

The sand in a sand filter usually only needs to be replaced once every few years – of course, this can vary. Certain problems with the chemical balance in the water can the sand pool filter to get gummed up quickly, requiring more frequent replacement. Usually, though, the sand filter can be easily maintained by backwashing – that is, simply reversing the direction of the water’s flow to knock out the dirt particles.

Sand filters tend to be the cheapest option for swimming pool filtration. They are not, however, quite as effective as cartridge filters, as they don’t have the ability to filter all the particles that cartridge filters can. They also have a smaller surface area, meaning they have to be cleaned more frequently.

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    Pentair 145322, 22" SD60 Sand Dollar, Swimming Pool Sand Filter

    Our Price: $479.95

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  2. Hayward S244Tc Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 24", 1.5" Valve

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  3. Hayward S270T2 Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 27", 2" Valve

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    SAND for Swimming Pool Filters, 50 lb
  6. Sta-Rite 145363 Cristal-Flo II 26" Sand Filter c/w Unions

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  7. Pentair 145241 24" TA60D Tagelus, Inground Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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  9. Sta-Rite 145387 Cristal-Flo II 26" Sand Filter w/ 2 Hybrid Valves
  10. Hayward S244T2 Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 24", 2" Valve
  11. Dr. Dryden's ACTIVATE Filter Media Grade 1 Fine, 25 lb

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  13. Hayward S220TC Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 22", 1.5" Valve

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  14. Hayward S210TC Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 21"

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    Pentair 145333, 26" SD80 Sand Dollar, Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Pentair 145349, 19" SD40 Sand Dollar, Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Pentair 145367 24" SD70 Sand Dollar, Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Pentair 145386 26" SD80 Sand Dollar, Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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  19. Pentair 145385 24" TA60 Tagelus, Inground Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Pentair 140335 Triton HD TR100HD Inground Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Zodiac (Jandy) SFTM22, Blow Molded 22",  Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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    Zodiac (Jandy) SFTM25, Blow Molded 25", Swimming Pool Sand Filter

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  25. Hayward S180TC Pro Series Sand Swimming Pool Filter 18"

    Our Price: $359.95

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  26. Crystal Balls Pool Filter Media

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