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You may have to check the seals in the multyport on top of the sand filter.

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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.


The "backwash knob" - usually called the handle - is located on top of the filter or just to the side of the filter on a sand filter. They could be on the very bottom of the filter or to one side of the filter but never on the pump. The filter is the large tank.


Your sand filter multihead is either in the backwash, rinse, or waste position. Move it to the filtration position.


Once the pressure guage reads 10 psi above clean filter psi


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.


It doesn't attach to the pump. It attaches to pipe coming from valve at filter.


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


No , if you have a D.E. filter instead of an older cartridge filter than the D.E. can get pretty messy if when you filter clean , and if you have a backwash when you backwash .


If you have a DE filter, you shouldn't back wash very often, but when you do, you will have to recharge the filter with DE every time you backwash. Hatawa



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.



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,


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.swiftpoolsupplies.com/category/product-list/backwash-valves


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


No, but make sure you backwash the filter.


I have a backwash setting on my sand filter. You can also add a sand cleaner in the bottom skimmer of the pump. After backwashing, it is recommended that you also rinse the head.


You can not measure the pressure in a swimming pool. If you mean the pressure on the filter tank gage then you may have to backwash the filter. Talk to your local pool store for instructions as how to maintain a swimming pool and the equipment. Get some education on swimming pool maint. before you get into some real trouble. A pool is not too forgiving for someone without a basic knowledge of pools.


Take the cartridge out and hose it off


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.


Backwash a sand filter with a multiport valve; # turn off the pump motor # Start by Rrotating the handle on the multiport valve from the FILTER position to the BACKWASH position, Usually in the opposite direction) # Start the pump, Usually there is a clear bubble on the sand filter and you will see dirty water running through it, Wait until this water starts to run clear. otherwise keep an eye on the water exiting if you can until it runs clear. this can take about 2 to 4 minutes. # Shut off pump motor and move multiport valve handle to the RINSE position .Run on rinse for 15 - 30 seconds. once again you can keep an eye on the clear bubble to see the water clear if you have one. # Shut off pump motor again and move multiport valve handle back to the FILTER position # Now start pump again on and take note of the lower pressure. when the pressure gets too high again it is time to backwash once again.



You might just let it evaporate if there is no rain in the forcast. You could just backwash the filter for a longer period to lower the levels being sure to replace the lost filter aid or D. E.


To winterize your inground swimming pool, first backwash the filter, and then disconnect the pump. Purchase winterizing chemicals for the pool water, and be sure to use a pool cover.



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