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    water level

    My water level is 1 inch from top of the skimmer. With more rain coming this week, I want to lower the level a bit, so it doesn't overflow.

    Should I use the "backwash" setting or "waste" setting?

    Frank
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    Re: water level

    If it's been a while since you backwashed, I'd go ahead and backwash the filter while dumping the water. The "two birds with one stone" kinda thing. . If you just recently backwashed I'd just use the waste setting.
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    Re: water level

    I agree with Bama.
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    Re: water level

    I had to do the same thing after the rain we received last week here in central Texas. I backwashed my filter like normal then I just switched to waste and finished draining the pool until I got to the level I needed. I didn't want to take the chance of backwashing any extra sand out of my filter.

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    Re: water level

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If it's been a while since you backwashed, I'd go ahead and backwash the filter while dumping the water. The "two birds with one stone" kinda thing. . If you just recently backwashed I'd just use the waste setting.
    Ditto...it's the only time I find I "need" to backwash, otherwise my filter PSI does not really rise much between storms. This would obviously not be a convenience in drier areas of the country.
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    Re: water level

    Thank you for the help. My filter gauge is around 11, at the moment.
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    Re: water level

    As inconsistent as the weather pattern and weatherman has been around here...........I'd almost stand by the filter holding an umbrella till the drops started to fall!
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    Re: water level

    I sure will, we went to Dover yesterday for the race. It was suppose to rain most of the day and it never did.
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