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    No multi port valve for back washing filters

    So I noticed I do not have a multi port valve to backwash and rinse etc etc.

    What do people do in this case?

    Thanks for any info in advance

    Jp.

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    Re: No multi port valve for back washing filters

    Quote Originally Posted by Paris69 View Post
    So I noticed I do not have a multi port valve to backwash and rinse etc etc.

    What do people do in this case?

    Thanks for any info in advance

    Jp.
    If you have a cartridge filter, you remove the element for cleaning. Some filters use a simple push-pull backwash valve. Some (like mine) have the valve built into the base.

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    Re: No multi port valve for back washing filters

    I will fill out the eqp. list it today but here is a pic

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    Re: No multi port valve for back washing filters

    Ooh wee! That's a maze of pipeline. You appear to have a cartridge filter set-up. Probably 4 cartridges inside. Plumbing is simply one way in (suction) and one way out (pressure back to the pool). We have no plunger or multiport vale to backwash like a sand or DE filter. So periodically, when the filter gauge increase by about 25% from its original clean psi, you remove those cartridges inside, use a pressure nozzle to clean them off, and reinstall. Easy stuff.

    Now I did notice you have that one hose spigot at the top of that "T" filling above one of the pumps, but that is probably just there as an added feature for pressurized spraying or water draining, but not backwashing.

    I suspect it will look something like this: Cleaning a Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter - YouTube
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