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What position does a multiport valve have to be on to vacuum a pool?

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2005-10-25 21:00:52
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Should be set to Filter in normal circumstances, if particularly soiled, set to waste to save excessive dirt in filter.

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Personally I would get most of the real compact solids out by hand and a bucket and then vacuum the pool to waste if you have a sand filter or DE filter with a multiport valve. If you are using a cartridge filter you will need to make a waste port using a PVC Tee and (2) ball valves.

Recirculate allows water to circulate through the system but bypasses the filter. This allows one to keep the pool water flowing, and components like a salt water chlorinator running, even if the filter is broken.

Notnormally You may have to top up the water a bit because the back wash process tends to lower the water level of the pool a bit bit no hoses need to be plugged in anywhere as the backwash system is part of the filtration set up. Below I have put in backwash instructions---- back-washing a sand filter sand filter with amultiport valve # Turn of the pump# while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH position # start the pump # usually there is a clear bubble on or near the multiport valve. it shows the condition of the water. at first the water in it will look dirty when it clears up, turn of the pump.# Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 30 seconds seconds. # Turn off the pump then move the multiport valve handle to FILTER position # Turn pump back on and note lower pressure. ----Back washing a D.E. filter with a multiport valve; # Turn of the pump# while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH position # Start the pump# Let the water run for 2 - 3 minutes or until it runs clear. Turn of the pump.# Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 5 to10 seconds. Turn of the pump.# Move the handle to BACKWASH. Turn on pump again until water runs clear. do this about 3 - 4 times, going from backwash to rinse, Backwash & Rinse, to ensure a thorough backwash. # Turn of the motor and move multiport valve handle back to the FILTER position # Turn pump back on# Add 1 lb D.E. powder per 10 sq ft of filter area. Check on the filter tank. ----

This is (obviously) important, given that you could ruin your filter or send contaminated water back into your pool. Don't be cheap. Buy a new multiport valve.

back-washing a sand filter sand filter with amultiport valve # Turn of the pump# while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH position # start the pump # usually there is a clear bubble on or near the multiport valve. it shows the condition of the water. at first the water in it will look dirty when it clears up, turn of the pump.# Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 30 seconds seconds. # Turn off the pump then move the multiport valve handle to FILTER position # Turn pump back on and note lower pressure. ----Back washing a D.E. filter with a multiport valve; # Turn of the pump# while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH position # Start the pump# Let the water run for 2 - 3 minutes or until it runs clear. Turn of the pump.# Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 5 to10 seconds. Turn of the pump.# Move the handle to BACKWASH. Turn on pump again until water runs clear. do this about 3 - 4 times, going from backwash to rinse, Backwash & Rinse, to ensure a thorough backwash. # Turn of the motor and move multiport valve handle back to the FILTER position # Turn pump back on# Add 1 lb D.E. powder per 10 sq ft of filter area. Check on the filter tank. ---- Cleaning a Cartridge filter # Turn of the pump # Open the air bleeder opened, # Remove the cover, # Remove the cartridge # Hose it thoroughly from top to bottom, until all of the debris stuck to it is gone # Soaking the cartridge in a TSP (trisodium-phosphate) or similar solution can be helpful especially with older filters that can suffer from blocked pores. NOTE Do not use TSP with Baquacil or Soft Swim for sanitation.----

Algae dust that comes from the algae fairy right? Anyway the best way to get rid of the algae skeletons (as one of my customers calls it) is to vacuum them directly out of the pool bypassing the filter. The problem is that these dead algae spores are too small for the filter to pick up so they end up going right through the filter. The best way to vacuum them out depends on what type of filter you have: SAND FILTER-Use the waste or drain position on the valve to vacuum your pool this will effectively remove the algae from the pool. You will have to refill the water you drain out of the pool when you are done. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue. D.E. FILTER-If you have a multiport (this valve will have at least 4 positions on it) valve on the filter put the valve in the waste position just like with the sand filter above. You will have to refill the water you drain out of the pool when you are done. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue. If you don't have a valve to backwash or you have a backwash valve that only allows you to filter or backwash then you have a difficult situation. The best thing to do is get an extra pump to use to vacuum the pool separate from the filter system. The other option is to plug all the return lines where the water comes back to the pool then remove the filter grids (if you have a grid filter) and open the drain valve on the filter and turn the pump on to vacuum the pool. Make sure that you have the water directed away from your filter system and your house. CARTRIDGE FILTER-Here you have a real problem if you have an in ground pool and about the only way you will get rid of the problem is to get a portable pump (or a separate pump) and vacuum the pool with this pump discharging the water out of the pool along with the algae dust. If you have an above ground pool you can plug the return and the skimmer. Then remove the filter cartridge from the filter. Reassemble the filter without the cartridge then where the water comes back into the pool take the hose connected to that fitting off the side of the wall of the pool and directed the hose away from the pool, filter system and your house. Then turn the pump on and vacuum the pool until the algae dust is gone. DO NOT COMPLETLEY DRAIN THE POOL. If the water gets to low stop and refill before you continue. FYI _ Cartridge filter they sell this bag that goes over your skimmer basket it cost like 8 dollars and it filters all of the algea into it so you dont have to drain the pool.

If you do not see your water level going down on above ground pools they use sand for the bottom. My first guess would be that if you have a sand filter that the sand is coming from the filter just a bad or faulty gasket I do not know if you change the sand in your filter or you have someone do it, just have the person vacuum the sand up with the pool vacuum. have someone open the filter up and look at the gasket. A thin coat of sand? Well if is all over the bottom of the pool it is either a fine sediment that the filter cannot pick up or DE. If you have a DE filter and it is DE on the bottom of the pool you either have a problem with the internal components or, if you have a multiport valve, you may have a problem with that. What ever you have the best way to get rid of it is to vacuum it to waste. If you have a multiport valve you should have a setting marked waste and you would vacuum the pool while the valve was in this position. This bypasses the filer and run the water out the backwash line. Any other filter configuration I would have to know what type of configuration you have to advise you on how best to deal with this issue. If this "sand" is all in one spot by the return jet then you probably have a broke lateral at the bottom of the filer. You will need to replace the lateral and if the laterals are over 6 years old replace all of them.

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Usually in line with the return line to the pool. Hatawa

If you have a cartridge filter simply take out the cartridge and hose it down and put if back together. If you have a sand filter stop the pump turn the multiport valve from filter to backwash, start the pump and run it until the water in the observation bubble runs clear, then stop the pump, now turn the multiport valve to rinse, and run the pump for about 45 seconds, and stop the pump again. Return the multiport valve to filter and you are done. if you have a DE filter go to the following link for a comprehensive U tube explanation. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jA-an54IVLc

There is no "Rinse" associated with a pool pump. However it is associated with a "Multiport", a circular valve operated like a rotating lever on a Swimming Pool Filter.A Multiport has 6 positions.Filter The water passes through the filter media ( Sand or DE Plates), which remove dirt, and the water contiues on to the poolBackwash * The water passes from the pump, reverse route through the filter media and flushes the dirt ( and DE where applicable ) out the waste ( backwash) lineRinse * The water passes through the Filter as in "Filter", but goes out the waste line. This is the position to use after "Backwashing" the Filter. The purpose of Rinse is to (Sand Filters:- Pack down the sand and evacuate any of the 1/2 backwashed dirt out the waste, and not into the pool); (DE Filters, same effect, and also any DE that is in the multiport from BAckwashing, gets flushed out the waste line.Waste * Water leaves pool goes straight out the waste line, bypassing filterRe-Circulate Water goes straight back to the pool, bypassing the Filter. It is actually possible to remove the Filter from the multiport while in "Re-Circulate", as the Filter is basically not in useClosed Water cannot pass through the MultiportAll positions marked * remove water from the pool. Ensure that sufficient water remains in the pool that the skimmer(s) can still operate.ALWAYS TURN CIRCULATION PUMP OFF BEFORE OPERATING MULTIPORT. FAILURE TO DO SO CAN UNSEAT THE MULTIPORT GASKET WHICH CAN CAUSE LEAKS AND OTHER UNINTENDED NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES.Greg M Simmons C.P.O.gregs.cpo@gmail.comTo specifically answer your question :Rinse could be called Flush !

intex sand filter is not working on filter only working on recirculate position.....what should we do

Any pool vacuum can, including the Polaris.

Hook your vacuum up to your skimmer and open the valve all the way to the skimmer.. that should give you enough suction. Then, get in the pool and get to work!

This happens when the Jandy-valve is set to pull too much suction from the skimmer. The pump will also sound like it's choking because it's not getting enough water from just the vacuum. Try turning the valve to pull a little suction from the main drain as well.

long enough for the cleaner to be able to reach every part of the pool it aal depends on the position of the vacuum plate.

How do I vacuum an above ground doughboy pool?

A vacuum head that has a brush on the bottom - no wheels.

Well i have a pool myself, and sand is not wanted in it. The rocks in it can puncture the liner (if it has a liner). You should vacuum it out with a pool vacuum. Hope i helped

The vacuum on a pool connects into the vacuum plate that fits over the skimmer basket on the side of the pool. My vaccum attaches in the bottom of the skimmer UNDER the basket. Different types of skimmers.

The same as the floor vacuum inside the house but instead of it sucking air it sucks water through the filter. Just run the pool hose from the pool vacuum to the vacuum plate over the top of the leaf basket. then turn on the pump and runi t along the floor of the pool.

If the pool is shocked give it a scrub down with a pool broom / brush leave it for a day then vacuum the rubbish of the bottom. If there is a lot of algae present Vacuum to waste

Hire a submersible pump from a tool hire place. Be care full that that your hydrostatic valve at the bottom of the pool works properly because if there is a lot of ground water outside your pool it is in danger of floating up out of position wrecking the pool.


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