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    How do I request an article for Pool school?

    This is going to be so basic to you experienced folks, but something I really need to know.

    What are the steps to properly backwash my pool filter? I saw somebody else request that info, but they asked another question, too, and the backwashing question got missed.
    Elizabeth

    Newbie with 18 x 36 rectangular pool, estimated at 18,000 gallons, sand filter, inground w/vinyl liner, SWCG

    (Plus a houseful of nearly grown kids)

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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    The exact steps depends on your filter make and model. For mine :

    1- Stop all pumping.

    2- Position the selector valve on the top of the filter to "Backwash "

    3- turn on pump

    4- Watch the sight glass . It will start clear, then turn cloudy/dirty then finally clear again.

    5- stop pump.

    6- position selector valve on top of filter to " Rinse"

    7- start pump

    8- Rinse pump for 45 sec-1 min. after the pump is primed.

    9- stop pump.

    10- position selector valve to " filter".

    11- start pump. Resume filtering pool as normal.

    Please note it is never a good idea to change filter settings with the pump running. This can cause severe damage to the filter , piping, and pump systems. Hope this helps, please feel free to ask about anything you are not sure about.
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
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    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    On a side note , There are no questions that are silly, stupid, or basic. We all were in the very same spot as you are now. Every one here , without exeption, will do thier level best to provide accurate information, to help your pool and TFP look the very best it can. You are in good hands.

    I have one question for you though. Why would anyone order a house full of nearly grown kids? ... on second thought someone has to brush the algea
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    Quote Originally Posted by coloeb

    I have one question for you though. Why would anyone order a house full of nearly grown kids? ... on second thought someone has to brush the algea
    There ya' go! Labor source!

    (I pay the teenaged boys in food and video games. The girls are older than the boys. They get make-up and sunscreen. Lots of it.)
    Elizabeth

    Newbie with 18 x 36 rectangular pool, estimated at 18,000 gallons, sand filter, inground w/vinyl liner, SWCG

    (Plus a houseful of nearly grown kids)

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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    Here's an article in Pool School: pool-school/cleaning%20pool%20filters
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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    Quote Originally Posted by coloeb
    The exact steps depends on your filter make and model. For mine :


    6- position selector valve on top of filter to " Rinse"

    7- start pump

    8- Rinse pump for 45 sec-1 min. after the pump is primed.
    Just one FYI/question - doesn't the Rinse operation require watching the site glass for clearing as well? Mine will start clear - get slightly cloudy/dirty, then clear again before I turn it off to resume the filtering. Very similar to the backwashing but on a much shorter/smaller scale - if I don't rinse long enough for that to happen, some of the cloudy stuff goes back into the pool from the return.
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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: How do I request an article for Pool school?

    I always do 2 or more complete backwash/ rinse cycles to be sure I've cleaned the filter as well as possible without having to open it up. I also will, as long as the water is clear, add a 1 minute filter cycle after the second backwashing - I don't know the physics behind it, but it works
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