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    Backwash using a cartridge filter

    There is no multi-port on the cartridge filter.
    Is there a way to backwash?
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    Re: Backwash using a cartridge filter

    No. Cartridge filters are not backwashed.
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    Re: Backwash using a cartridge filter

    Just to follow up. You remove the cartridges and clean them: Pool School - Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters
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    Re: Backwash using a cartridge filter

    Crazy... how am I supposed to clean the pool water or waste them etc...
    1500 gallons SPA. 104
    IG, Plaster, 6years old.
    Sand filter Triton ll TR140.
    Taylor K-2006 Complete Pool
    Pentair brominator feeder using bromine. Bi-carbonate. Calcium chloride.

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    Re: Backwash using a cartridge filter

    You'll have to have someone plumb a wastewater pipe into your system if you want to be able to vacuum to waste or otherwise remove water without a separate pump. My setup has a pipe with a hose spigot on it. Not ideal, but better than nothing.
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    Re: Backwash using a cartridge filter

    Quote Originally Posted by triptyx View Post
    My setup has a pipe with a hose spigot on it.
    Mine does as well. The one time I needed to remove some water from the pool I just hooked up a regular garden hose to the hose bibb.
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