New pool person. have no clue what I am doing. I don't even know how to vacuum yet but I have general questions
When I am vacuuming do I set the variflow valve to waste or do I let it go through the filter and do a bunch of backwashes as i do this. The pool is very dirty.
1. Won't bypassing the filter push a lot of water out of the pool while I am vacuuming?
2. Same for backwashing/rinse. It looks like to me the waste line just pumps the water into the yard. And to be honest depending on the amount of water maybe into my neighbors back yard too. Is this typical. The waste line isn't usually hooked up to some type of drainage? Some backwashing recs I see on this are 3-5 minutes. it seems a lot of water will be coming out of that hose?