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Thread: weird backwash valve

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    weird backwash valve

    Hello,
    I need help backwashing a purex triton II filter. Where there should be a valve to change the water flow there is a weird handle type thing. How do I use this?
    35,000 gal. Plaster, in-ground, Hayward swimclear C4025 cartridge filter,
    5 port polaris cleaning system, Hayward gas heater, spa.
    PhoeniX, AZ

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    Re: weird backwash valve

    Sounds like a picture may help here.
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    Re: weird backwash valve

    If yours is like mine, you twist the handle about 90 degrees then push it down to reverse the flow.
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    Re: weird backwash valve

    Yeah camera broke a month ago, looks kind of like this.

    http://www.poolplaza.com/P-STA-06-259-DE3.html
    35,000 gal. Plaster, in-ground, Hayward swimclear C4025 cartridge filter,
    5 port polaris cleaning system, Hayward gas heater, spa.
    PhoeniX, AZ

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    Re: weird backwash valve

    htat's the one I'll bet you. It's hard for me to tell exactly, but if it is like mine, here's how it works. Roll out your backwash hose, turn off your pump (don't move the valve with the pump on), turn the handle 90 degrees, then push down on it toward the ground. This will probably put it in backwash mode.

    I was just reading that some are pulled up instead of pushed down, so try each.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: weird backwash valve

    thanks, appreciate it. trying it tonight, will post with my success.....hopefully!
    35,000 gal. Plaster, in-ground, Hayward swimclear C4025 cartridge filter,
    5 port polaris cleaning system, Hayward gas heater, spa.
    PhoeniX, AZ

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    Re: weird backwash valve

    RobbieH thanks for the advice went off without a hitch...super simple. It was needed badly, went from 30 psi to 15 psi. yikes!
    35,000 gal. Plaster, in-ground, Hayward swimclear C4025 cartridge filter,
    5 port polaris cleaning system, Hayward gas heater, spa.
    PhoeniX, AZ

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