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Thread: Does this filter require backwashing? Purex Triton Sea Hors

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    Does this filter require backwashing? Purex Triton Sea Hors

    Hi,
    Here is a thread which has exact same picture as my filter (Purex Triton seahorse):

    purex-triton-sea-horse-any-advice-t7953.html

    Since it is a cartridge filter, I was wondering if they require backwashing. I have read lots of threads about backwashing sand filters but wondered if this one needed it.

    If it does - can you please point me to the switch to set it on backwash mode, on the filter? There is a air valve/bleeding valve on top of the filter but not sure if it is the same one,.

    There is also a backwash setting on the pool plumbing, but I was wondering if you have to set a switch on the filter itself for backwash, or is the pool plumbing valve enough.

    Thanks, Aaron
    15'x30' 10K gal, in-ground, cartridge filter, waterfall, spa, The Pool Cleaner, Purex Triton 250 heater, pool built ~1999.

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    Re: Does this filter require backwashing? Purex Triton Sea

    Cartridge filters are not backwashed. You have to disassemble them and clean the element.

    http://www.unicelfilters.com/pool_owner ... _users.asp

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    Re: Does this filter require backwashing? Purex Triton Sea

    By the way, there's no backwash valve on your plumbing. The hose spigot is just for draining (slowly).
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