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Thread: To bump or not to bump?

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    To bump or not to bump?

    just wondering..as bumping might put more stress on the manifolds and they might crack sooner. If pressure is high its probably better to backwash than to bump. or should we be bumping on a weekly basis?

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    Re: To bump or not to bump?

    Bumping is fine - just be sure to open the air relief valve for ~ 5 seconds, then close it, before you bump. (air compresses, water doesn't, so let some of the air out to keep the tube sheets from breaking)

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    Re: To bump or not to bump?

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Bumping is fine - just be sure to open the air relief valve for ~ 5 seconds, then close it, before you bump. (air compresses, water doesn't, so let some of the air out to keep the tube sheets from breaking)

    Check out this thread from Pool School's Further Reading for info on caring for DE filters.
    Many thanks.

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    Re: To bump or not to bump?

    ALWAYS here for you (any chance you'll need a helper anytime soon? - Maine winters are a LOT worse than Connecticut or Virginia's :P ) and we LOVE the Bahamas
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    Re: To bump or not to bump?

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    ALWAYS here for you (any chance you'll need a helper anytime soon? - Maine winters are a LOT worse than Connecticut or Virginia's :P ) and we LOVE the Bahamas
    cold I know! still building the biz. I think I can handle 100 pools..then will see where I go from there.

    looking to sell part or all of biz in 8 years and move to Florida and open another biz there.

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