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What should you do if your pool filtered up fine but will not backwash?

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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 let 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.

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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 do you backwash an above-ground pool?

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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Should you always backwash and rinse after you have filtered the pool?

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how do i calculate the volumn of backwash in a pool

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.

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

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

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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.

When adding stabilizer to a salt water pool is the backwash running while pouring in the stabilizer?

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Vacuum the pool slowly on backwash.

Do you backwash your pool before you put chemicals in?

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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.

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I accidentally vacuumed dirt in my pool using backwash mode instead of waste mode. How do I get the dirt out from under the sand?

There wont be any dirt under the sand. When you vacuum your pool you should do it on filter mode Otherwise you will lose a lot of water for nothing, this would be especially wasteful in the case of a salt water pool. Ofter having vacuumed the pool on filter mode and if the pressure gets too high backwash. after backwash rinse for a minute, then return to filter.

When vacuming pool set at waste or backwash?

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

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When do you add DE to a pool?

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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.

Should a pool be backwashed twice a day?

No absolutely not unless you want to waste a lot of water you backwash a pool when the pressure in front of the filter becomes too high or goes into the red.

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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.

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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