Will the water from backwashing a pool filter kill sodgrass?
Depends if the water contains chlorine or not.
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Answer . I had the same problem once.\nI found that I had a leak in the piping from the skimmers and air was beeing sucked to the pump.\nOnce also a Barracuda pipe got punctured and was allowing air to go to the pump.\n.
Answer . Filter-Basically the "normal" setting for your pump. Circulates water from pool to filter and back out again.\n. \nBackwash-Your filter forms thousand of cages in which suspended particles passing through are caught. When these cages become saturated with dirt the filter must be clean… through backwash and the dirt sent out. The pressure gague gives an indication of the pressure accumulated in the filter. \n. \nRinse-After backwashing a "rinse" operation is recommended before the filtration mode is restarted to ensure that no dirty water is returned to the pool. \n. \nRecirculation- In this option the water from the pump will return straight to the pool without going through the filter. Rinse cycle is used to create greater circulation when adding chemicals during periods. \n. \nClosed-As the name suggests, this closes off the entry of water to the filter and is most normally used when access to the pump pre-filter basket is required.\n. \nRemember to always stop the pump before changing between any of these positions. (MORE)
What you do is put it on backwash for 2minutes then rinse for 1 minute, then you take out the chlorinator if it has one and take a pen or stick(not metal) and clean out all the white stuff and then spray it with a hosepipe and put it back in place, hope i helped!
Answer . Hum, something is not right here. No experience with this condition in 40 years. Call a good pool tech to trouble shoot. He will have to see first hand the condition. What have you added to the pool??? k
Answer . \nHi.. backwashing is pretty easy. you didn't mention if you have an inground or above ground or what type filter you use.. but, it's all basically the same thing.\n. \nFirst, turn the pump off, then, set the backwash lever to open. Turn on the pump. Let it backwash the water for one mi…nute. Turn the pump off and close the backwash lever. Turn on the pump and run for 20 seconds. Turn off the pump, open the lever again, backwash, turn off and then repeat the 20 second run cycle. Three full cycles like this will usually do the trick. (MORE)
that's simple. Backwash the same way you do normally but put the (earth) or diatanacious earth into the skimmer afterwards approx 5 lbs and always make sure you close the backwash valve before you put the earth into the skimmer New Answer It's simple but not quite that simple! Depending on the fi…lter valving type, reverse the flow through the filter either with a multiport valve, push pull valve or rotary valve (located as a lever at the bottom of the tank) Always shut off pump whyen switching the valve(s). Backwash until discharge runs clear. Resume normal filtering direction for 2-3 minutes and repeat 3 times to remove as much old DE as possible (By the way, It's DIATOMACEOUS Earth, NOT Diatanancious)Replace DE at a rate of 3/4 lb (about 3/4 of a one-pound cofee can) per each 10 square feet of filter area. Filter area will be the size of the filter grids and also the model no. of the filter (i.e: FNS 48 = 48 sq ft., Hayward DE36 = 36 sq ft.) Replacement DE should be added as a slurry (mixed with water) into the running skimmer slowly so as not to clog the pipes. Too much DE will cause premature filter loading and excessive pressure at the filter. Grids (internals) should be removed and thouroghly cleaned at least once a year. Check fabric grids for wear and tears. If you otice DE powder returning to the pool, you probably have a small tear in one of the grids. (MORE)
Yes. The salt water will cause soil salinity which will damage most plants currently growing and will have lasting and environmentally damaging effects. The salt water needs to be diluted with fresh water to attain a salt level of 2 (dS/m) or less. An alternative would be to evaporate the wate…r off and recover the salt for re-use. Have a look here for specific information on the effect of saline soil on plants. http://ag.arizona.edu/gardening/news/articles/12.15.html . Saltwater and Plants . It depends on the kind of plants that are there. For example, if you have plants that are immune to salt water (i.e. mangrove trees), they won't be harmed. If the plants are not immune to salt water (i.e. your garden crops), they will be harmed. (MORE)
How do you get the pressure down on a sand filter pool pump if you have backwashed and it hasn't changed?
Pressure Gauge/Backwashing . What is the normal reading on your pressure gauge? It is a possibility that the gauge itself is broken. Those pressure gauges do not last very long and usually break within the first year. I have found them for as little as $13.00. You may try that first since backwas…hing was the correct thing to do when the pressure went up. (MORE)
What is backwashing and if you have a salt pool does it mean to drain the pool and clean the filter and chlorinator cell and then add fresh water?
Answer . I'm not sure about a pool, but with a hot tub, backwashing refers to reversing the flow of water through the filter so as to flush the filter of the sediment it has collected. There should be a valve on the inlet side of the filter that diverts (reverses) the flow of water. Assuming your… filter is working properly, you should rarely have to drain and refill the pool. Hope that helps.. Call a pool service to have them do a show and tell about your pool. The one time charge will be well worth it. Take a lot of notes because you will never remember all the advice. (MORE)
When you backwash your pool why does the water come out forcefully when other pools in the neighborhood seem to trickle?
Answer . Each time I backwash my pump head, the water comes out with extreme force. It has only trickled when something was going wrong. The pump may have been drawing air or the heads were dirty. During backwashing and rinsing, the water should be coming out with force. The pump pressure sh…ould even be lower when you return to filtering.. Answer . Each time I backwash my pump head, the water comes out with extreme force. It has only trickled when something was going wrong. The pump may have been drawing air or the heads were dirty. During backwashing and rinsing, the water should be coming out with force. The pump pressure should even be lower when you return to filtering. (MORE)
Answer . Yes, the filter won't work without the earth. That's what traps everything else.
Answer . Ok, the answer is yes, depending on what plants you are talking about, if you are talking about epsom salts that is a good thing for some plants. Also magnesium, and try to direct your pool discharge away from your landscape. The art of pool water discharge is easy. PVC pipe is very help…ful, or try a flat rubber hose as an alternate. . No, salt is actually good for plants believe it or not. I know for my tomato plants, I put a little bit of epson salt in the hole where I plant my tomatoes, unless of course you were to flood your plants completely.. I agree some salts are necessary for plants however the type of salt used in most swimming pools is Sodium Chloride or Common salt, while a bit of this stuff is not necessarily going to do too much harm you could end up with a build up of salt that will harm the soil and some of the plants. Salt contamination of the soil is a big problem throughout Australia. However a new salt water system system using Magnesium and potassiums chloride is actually good for the plants, but this stuff is only just coming onto the pool market. (MORE)
What should you do if after vacuuming your pool the hayward filter will come on but won't circulate backwash or do anything?
\n. \n Hayward Filter Problem \n. \n. \nCheck to see if your water level is below the skimmer line after vaccuming. Without water you can burn the motor up. Can you turn the filter to waste? email@example.com
Answer . You may have a large chunk blocking the discharge valve, try opening the valve with the pump off and moving a broom handle upinside the valve, you should have a two and one half inch valve for the dischargeso a handle or something smaller, just may be blocking the hole at the valve to l…et the water out.most people have a problem getting the filter to prime and keep running. If you have a popular punp and filter just remove the discharge valve and see if anything is blocking the hole. (MORE)
Redirect to the street via PVC pipe or "discharge hose" if codes permit. Redirect to a sewer line. With the latter you must be careful that the waste water from the filter does not overflow into the toilet or bath tub or shower.
By turning on ur time clock and then pull the black t shaped handle up that is next to ur filter. Then if u don't want a mess in your back yard then connect a backwash hose to the street. Then when ur finish push lever down once water comes out clear. Then go to ur skimmer n add two scoops of de.
There is no point back-washing the pool if the filter is not dirty as this will only waste water and if you have a saltwater pool salt.
You normally vacuum on filter. There are some situations like when the pool has been treated with a floculent that the pool is vacuumed to waste.
o you back=Answer . DE filter, sand filter: Notice and mark the filter gage at the number which registers the lowest reading when the filter is at it's cleanest. Use a Sharpie. When the pressure goes 8 to 10 #'s above that mark it is time to back wash the filter. If your gage is not accurate, old…, damaged or just doesn't work. a good rule of thumb is about every 30 days. You will also sense a decreased amount of suction when vacuuming the pool. Back wash then too. Cartridge filters: About the same as above but now you have to disassemble the filter to hose off the cartridge(s). k 9/4/07 (MORE)
Have you been rotating the valve handle counterclockwise? It must be rotated clockwise. First turn off the pump, try rotating the valve clockwise a few times finally placing the lever in the "filter" position. Then turn the pump back on. Depending on the age of the piece of equipment it is possible …for the gasket to have moved out of it's slot. There are about two remedies for this. Add a PVC ball valve to the waste line at a convenient location. You then have to remember to open and close the valve each time you back wash ~ not the best situation. The next would be to replace the valve itself. But first try the first suggestion a few times. You might also want to try the backwashing technique a few times to see if it improves. Rotating the valve to the B/W position then to rinse then to filter then to B/W etc. There could very well be an obstruction in the valve seat. You may even want to try to remove the valve to inspect it for damage etc. k (MORE)
The correct expression should be how do you back wash a sand filter. sand filters need back washing when the pressure on front of the filter gets too high. This is done by, stopping the pump and swinging the lever on the top of the sand filter to the backwash position, usually the opposite position.… Start the pump. Usually there will be a clear buble near the lever, when the unit is on backwash you will see cloudy water rushing around in it , wait until it clears up, stop the pump again. swing the lever to the rinse position. start the pump and let it run for about 30 seconds or until the water in the bubble runs clear again . Stop the pump. return the lever to the filter position and bobs your uncle, done, (MORE)
Contact the manufacturer for the best answer to this one.. It seems that you have gotten the name "Centurian" off of the motor. You need to look at the large 18" to 36" tank next to the motor/pump for a model and name. Examples: Purex, Hayward, Lesleis, Sta-Rite, Pentair, American Products, Waterwa…y, etc. (MORE)
with a normal pool it should not do any harm However if you have a sodium chloride saltwater pool you may end up with a build up of salt that can harm the soil and plants. On the other hand if you have the new salt system that used Magnesium ans potasium chloride then its good for the lawn.
1. sand filter: turn off power to pump, move pump valve to backwash, turn power back on and let run for 2-3 minutes. 2. turn off power to pump, move pump valve to rinse, turn power back on and let run for 1-2 minutes. 3. turn off power to pump, move pump valve back to filter, turn power back on.
Back washing means that water from the system runs over the top of the sand in the sand filter to waste in order to clear it and reduce the pressure needed for the water to circulate..
Eventually OR if you are in a hurry give the pool a treatment with floculant allow it to settle a couple of days and all of the impurity's in the water will be in a cloudy layer at the bottom of the pool gently vacuum this stuff to waste do not put it through the filter. Another way is to use a de…vice that I saw demonstrated and am testing out myself at the moment and that is a multicyclone water filtration unit it should do the job well as it removes dust and heavier then water materials before they get to the filter. (MORE)
You back wash a pool filter not a pool pump. Read your manual. Call the pool store with the brand of filter and back wash valve that you have and they will advise.
You don't. Cartridge filters are cleaned by removing the filter element from the cylinder and washing them down. usually a hose down is enough, however over time calcium and other build ups can block them up and there are cleaners available to fix this problem.
Backwashing a swimming pool cleans out the sand filter. It reversesthe flow to push all the trappings from the filter out.
You don't. you remove the large lock ring around the filter housing, separate the top from the bottom. Lift out the filter element. Hose it off. Clean out the bottom of the tank. Put filter back in tank. Put lock ring back on the filter and tighten it unitil it Locks. Done.
most multiports on sand filters have the following settings . Filter Runs the pools water from your pump through the filter media then back into the pool. this is the setting that is nearly always used. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This r…emoves dirt that has been collected during filtration. A backwash is required when your pressure rises about 10 pounds over the normal pressure. Most sand filters have a clear bubble situated near the multi port where you can see the water running to waste, watch it and you will see that the water is dirty at first run the backwash until it clears then stop the pump. . Rinse Runs pool water from pool through the filter to waste further rinsing the top of the filter media. this should always be done after backwashing to stop cloudy water returning back into the pool . Re-circulate Simply keeps the water circulating from the pool through the pump and back into the pool. It does not put the water through the filter, stops the water from stagnating but still puts it through the static skimmer. . Winter/Closed shuts all the ports and is used when the pool is winterized shut down or to stop water from passing through the valve. . Waste Runs Pool water directly to waste without running it through the filter. This setting if manually vacuuming the pool and the dirt load is too high for the filter to handle. It is also the setting that is used for hand vacuuming when removing settled contaminant and flocculate after flocculating the pool. . Never keep the pump running when changing the setting on the multi port as it will cause it to be damaged. (MORE)
when you back wash the pool you need to run Rinse for a little while before you return it to filter. . Note turn of pump when changing settings. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes dirt that has been collected during filtration. A bac…kwash is required when your pressure rises about 10 pounds over the normal pressure. Most sand filters have a clear bubble situated near the multi port where you can see the water running to waste, watch it and you will see that the water is dirty at first run the backwash until it clears then stop the pump. . Rinse Runs pool water from pool through the filter to waste further rinsing the top of the filter media. this should always be done after backwashing to stop cloudy water returning back into the pool . (MORE)
most multiports on sand filters have the following settings. Filter Runs the pools water from your pump through the filter media then back into the pool. this is the setting that is nearly always used. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes… dirt that has been collected during filtration. A backwash is required when your pressure rises about 10 pounds over the normal pressure. Most sand filters have a clear bubble situated near the multi port where you can see the water running to waste, watch it and you will see that the water is dirty at first run the backwash until it clears then stop the pump. . Rinse Runs pool water from pool through the filter to waste further rinsing the top of the filter media. this should always be done after backwashing to stop cloudy water returning back into the pool . Re-circulate Simply keeps the water circulating from the pool through the pump and back into the pool. It does not put the water through the filter, stops the water from stagnating but still puts it through the static skimmer. . Winter/Closed shuts all the ports and is used when the pool is winterized shut down or to stop water from passing through the valve. . Waste Runs Pool water directly to waste without running it through the filter. This setting if manually vacuuming the pool and the dirt load is too high for the filter to handle. It is also the setting that is used for hand vacuuming when removing settled contaminant and flocculate after flocculating the pool. . Never keep the pump running when changing the setting on the multi port as it will cause it to be damaged. (MORE)
You may have to check the seals in the multyport on top of the sand filter.
A Pool is filtered for a certain period or periods of time per day. When the backpressure in front of the filter becomes too high it is time to backwash the filter if you have a "sand" or "DE" filter. After back washing i.e. when the water is running clear through the observation bubble on the side …of the multiport, stop the pump and set it to rinse for about a minute or when the water in the bubble runs clear again. The rinse stops cloudy water from being pushed back into the pool. Sometimes but not always, you may find that the backpressure increases into the red rapidly after vacuuming the pool floor, this means it needs a backwash and rinse. (MORE)
When the back presure becomes too high ( this is usaly visible on a guage on the side of the filter) the water going through the filter slows down. at that time the fliter needs to be back washed. how often depends on how much dirt enters the pool.
It goes out the backwash line. This is usually either plumbed into the line, and either goes into the sewer, or out on the ground. Some setups have a hose that you unroll, and attach to a port on the valve. I found my discharge by putting the handle on "backwash", turning the pump on, and look…ing around! Mine happened to go out into the back ditch. Took all of about 10 seconds to find it. (MORE)
I hope you mean the pump bearing. Water anywhere inside the motor will quickly fry the windings and require a new one. A small bearing leak is tolerable, but should be serviced before it becomes a problem.
It sounds like either your valve is not set completely to "filter" or your valve's seals are degrading. If the valve is completely set to "filter", then either replace the valve, or plug the end of the backwash hose. . Here's a good place to look for new backwash filters: http://www.swiftpoolsuppl…ies.com/category/product-list/backwash-valves (MORE)
Well if dirt comes out then you should clean off your feet before you get in,becouse your fet carry it in the pool then when the filter sucks up the dirt then the filter gets too much dirt in it and spits it out and you should proble clean the filter out once a month!
Back-washing cleans your pool filter (sand or earth) and extends the usability of the sand or earth.
Sand filters usually have a pressure gauge in front of them indicating the back pressure before the filter.When the filter needs to be cleaned this pressure gets high. usually it has a red section on the gauge. When it hits the red it is time to think about back washing. If the gauge does not work a…s so often happens with these things. you can usually judge it from the lack of suction coming from the filter. After backwash you will note the pressure will be down and the suction will be up. (MORE)
The best way to determine this is to backwash the filter and see what the pressure is at that time. Then go 7-10 PSI above that and this will be your pressure to watch to tell you when to clean your filter.
backwasing is when you reverse the direction inside the filter and sends all the debris and oils caught by the sand or cartridges out a waste pipe.
The usual method is by forcing the water through a membrane that has very fine perforations that do not allow particles over a certain size through. or the water is forced through sand where the same principle applies there is also a system where a combination of a membrane and diatamatious earth is… use to filter the water which while being the most troublesome gives the best results. (MORE)
When adding stabilizer to a salt water pool is the backwash running while pouring in the stabilizer?
When adding stabilizer to a pool you should not have a backwash valve open. Stabilizer should be added directly into the skimmer basket and you should open the skimmer all the way and close off the main drains for 24 hours.
there are a few possibilities, depending on what kind of filter you have: if you have a: - small filter about 2 feet tall, shaped like a cylinder, it's a CARTRIDGE FILTER and can be cleaned by first closing the suction and return valves, and removing the cartridge, and rinsing with a water hose. … - SAND FILTER(identified by its large rounded shape and a spider valve that has 6 settings). turn all pumps off. turn valve clockwise to "backwash". turn on main pump. wait until the sight glass is clear. turn off pump. turn valve clockwise to "rinse" or "rince". turn on pump for 10 seconds, then turn off again. turn valve clockwise to filter. turn pump on, and you're finished. i've never seen a DE filter on an above-ground pool, so i won't go into those steps. (MORE)
Setting the filter to backwash cleans the filter, running your pump to filter cleans the water in the pool. Brushing the walls of your pool cleans the walls of your pool... and so on.
Around 10 PSI if you have a 2 horsepower pump. It will vary, depending on the restrictions in the exit line. Pool Masters
Replace the spider gasket inside the filter valve. This is simple to do and should be done every couple of years, especially if you have an in-line chlorinator or if you add chlorine through your skimmer. Make sure you grease the gasket with silicon before you install it. To keep this from happen…ing, make sure you have a check valve installed between the filter and the chlorinator or use a floater to chlorinate your pool. (MORE)