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Answered 2011-08-07 17:04:49

No you only backwash your pool when your filter pressure on your filter is high 30psi and above on most pools. If you backwash your pool be sure to add two scoops of de to your skimmer. If the presure is still high the u need to clean the filter

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Can you put chemicals in the pool while the vacuum is in?

You should not put chemicals in the pool while the vacuum is in. Put the chemicals in and give them a chance to work first. Then you can vacuum and backwash the filter as needed.


Do you shock a pool or backwash pool first?

Backwash first then shock. If you shock and then backwash you will be throwing away the shock you just put.



How do you know when you need new sand in a Hayward filter for an inground pool?

Depending on the size of the pool and the size of the filter and the amount of times you have to backwash, also if you have had a lot of rain then you may need to backwash more than usual. If you put the pool in and the filter and you know how old the sand is, if you are backwashing more than usual,change the sand. Also before you backwash check the pressure of the water going back into the pool, then backwash check the pressure again the pressure should for any size hayward pump push your hand away if it does not then change your sand.


What chemicals do you use when someone throws up in the pool?

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How long after plastering a pool can you add chemicals?

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What time of day do you put the pool cover on?

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What chemicals do you put in your pool after you fill it with water?

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Can you put fish in your swiming pool?

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Do you shock your pool first or do you put chlorine in first when you open it for the season?

You can do either, but generally you shock it first and then get the pool chemicals balanced.


My backwash pool valve will not fully close. Can pine needles get inside?

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How do I know the amount of swimming pool chemicals I need for my home swimming pool?

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When to backwash a pool without a pressure gauge?

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What do you do after you fill a pool with pool chemicals?

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Why did your pool water turn brown right after you put shock in it?

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What pool supplies do you need for an outdoor pool?

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Why is your pool water cloudy?

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After eating do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?

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How do you measure chemicals for a 2600 gallon pool when the chemicals are measured for 10000 gallon pools or larger?

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What sort of items are available on the site PAC-FAB?

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