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    Default green sand filter

    I have read how to put 4 cups of bleach in a softner once a year to clean it up, is there anything you need to do to a green sand filter?

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    You are using Potassium Permanganate on the cleaning cycles?

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    Yes , just was wondering about anything else that I have been missing. This trade seems to be full of tricks you can do to make things better

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    flow rate , flow rate.
    Green sand units need flow rate to work right.
    What control is on top of the green sand tank? that 10x54 media tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Skipper View Post
    I have read how to put 4 cups of bleach in a softner once a year to clean it up, is there anything you need to do to a green sand filter?
    That is way too much chlorine, a 1/4 cup is usually more than needed and should be done only when needed. Chlorine damages resin but why the subject about a greensand filter and then only a question about a softener? Do not mix potassium permanganate with chlorine.
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    No, was just wondering if I needed to do anything else to keep the green sand filter at its peak

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    I believe it is a fleck 1500 valve

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    That is a great valve for green sand....
    Manual or timer in front?
    Manual , just stay on the same time frames for backwashing, draw of chem.. rinse.. that kind of thing.
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    There most likely will be a time that a rebuild is needed on that valve and that is some thing that you can do your self with the book and the parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Skipper View Post
    No, was just wondering if I needed to do anything else to keep the green sand filter at its peak
    I just installed a greensand filter.
    The only maintenance I was advised to do is once per year.
    • dump the potassium tank water into a large bucket

    • take the foam/filter thing out
    • clean everything really good, getting the muck out
    • put the foam filter thing back in
    • pour the purple water back in
    I can't say if that's correct or not, just what I was told (as far as I remember, anyway)

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