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Technically, you don't backwash the pool, you backwash the filter. This is assuming you have a sand or DE filter. The filter valve should have a backwash setting. Turn off the pump, set the filter to backwash, and turn on the pump unitl the water runs reasonably clear.

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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 calculate the required pool filter backwash rate in gallons per minute and backwash volume in gallons?

how do i calculate the volumn of backwash in a pool

Should you see sand in the backwash water when you backwash your pool?

no... you should call a professional to come inspect your pool

How long backwash a pool filter?

Average pool filter: Backwash 5 minutes and rinse for 1 minute.

Do you set your filter to backwash to clean pool?

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.

How do you get dead algae out of the bottom of a swimming pool?

Vacuum the pool slowly on backwash.

Do you backwash your pool before you put chemicals in?

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

Can you use your backwash pool water in your garden?


At what pressure should you backwash a sand filter?

That can change from pool to pool, In most cases if the pressure indicator is up to about 3./4 of the way it is time to backwash. this coincides with weak suction.

When vacuming pool set at waste or backwash?

If the pool is really dirty then it is best to set the filter to waste.

When do you add DE to a pool?

You add D.E. to a pool when you do a fresh filter clean. You also add D.E. if you have to backwash your pool more than normal. When you backwash the pool it is also dumping the D.E. out so it needs to be replaced to keep the grids covered so the pool can filter properly. Hope it helped

How do you clean murky and green pool water in an easy set pool?

Drain/Backwash the pool, clean the inside, and add fresh water.

How often do you add DE powder to your pool?

Its recommended to backwash the de when the pressure goes over 7 psi from the last time u did a backwash

Can you backwash your pool filter too much?

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.

Why Backwash a pool?

Backwashing a swimming pool cleans out the sand filter. It reverses the flow to push all the trappings from the filter out.

Why Pool won't backwash and creeper won't work?

Potatos dont fly when creepers go into the pool. Hope this helps

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.

How do you decrease salt level in a saltwater pool?

Backwash your filter and add unsalted water.

How can you bring the inground pool pressure down?

You will need to backwash the pump, and then rinse out the filter.

Can well water ruin the sand in your pool filter?

No, but make sure you backwash the filter.

How often should you backwash pool?

When the pressure on the filter pump is above 20 psi.

What quantity of water is wasted during a swimming pool filter backwash?

29 gallons

Why do you have to backwash your pool so often?

Back-washing cleans your pool filter (sand or earth) and extends the usability of the sand or earth.

How do you backwash by cleaning a pool without a pump?

You can set up a siphon hose if your pool is on a hill, otherwise, buy a pump. Hatawa

How do you backwash a de pool pump?

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.