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    Turned pump on for the first time

    I probably didnt backwash long enough but the filter is working!! I also attached an Intex deluxe pool skimmer. I'm wondering if there are cons to the water coming into the pipe nearer the surface rather than where the hole is. Thoughts?
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    18x48 intex AG, 2650 Intex sand filter and salt system, I think around 5500 gallons

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    Re: Turned pump on for the first time

    Roughly how much time should backwashing take?
    18x48 intex AG, 2650 Intex sand filter and salt system, I think around 5500 gallons

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    Re: Turned pump on for the first time

    I have never backwashed more than a minute, maybe 1.5 minutes. My backwash starts out clean, then gets real dirty, then as soon as it's back to clean, rinse for 10 seconds, then back to filter.
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