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    Filter Start Up

    Preparing to open my pool. I read about bleeding air from the sand filter by turning to vent or opening valve on pressure gauge until all the air was out. My filter doesn't have a vent setting nor does it have a valve on the pressure gauge. Would it work to leave the pressure gauge out while filling until water comes out the opening for the gauge,then install the gauge?
    On initial priming of the pump I figure I should remove plugs from pool and replace eyes to allow water into pipes,then fill pump (my pump is above pool level with one way flap installed in the pipe). Should the sand filter be set to filter setting while it is filling with water?
    After full turn off and install gauge and continue running. Am I on the right road or have I missed a turn or two???
    Pool guy connected everything last year and I did the chemicals and cleaning. Time for me to take the next step and do it all! Oh yeah,by chemicals I mean chlorine thru the liquidator after initial shock,, borax,,baking soda,,,and muratic acid when needed. All monitored closely with the 100XL of course. Thanks for the direction....
    21000 Gallons I/G,,Vinyl,, 1.5 H.P. Hayward Pump,, Hayward Sand Filter S244T.. Liquidator.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Filter Start Up

    If your filter has a top mounted multi-port valve, which I believe that it does, you don't need to bleed the air out, as the valve will do that for you automatically.

    You can set the valve to either filter or circulate. Usually filter is best, but if you have problems sometimes circulate avoids the problems. Everything else you said is right, except no need to remove the pressure gauge.
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    Re: Filter Start Up

    Thanks for the directons!! Got a ton of oak flowers falling,hoping they're about done. To help combat tree droppings I just got a poolskim to install when opening. It'll be right under the giant oak that causes problems sometimes. Might as well get it right the first time.....
    THANKS again......
    21000 Gallons I/G,,Vinyl,, 1.5 H.P. Hayward Pump,, Hayward Sand Filter S244T.. Liquidator.

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