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Thread: Cloudy water coming out after backwash

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    Cloudy water coming out after backwash

    Is this common after doing a backwash and Rinse... it happens only for like 3-4 secs then water after that is crystal clear....

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    You might get a better answer from someone more knowledgeable.....but if I don't rinse after backwashing, cloudy water comes out of the jets. I always rinse until I see the water is clear....sometimes that takes 30 seconds, other times it can take 2 minutes.....

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    Yeah I should have waited longer I guess for it to clear up before I do a rinse...vice versa..

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    Maybe I'm not understanding your post. When I finish backwashing, I then rinse. While rinsing I can see the water going through a clear glass....the water going through that glass is cloudy and then when rinsed good, the water turns clear. Once I see the clear water, I set the pump back to "filter"...if I've misunderstood you, I sincerely apologize.

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    Something I learned here about the backwash/rinse cycle and which has made a big difference, is:

    1. Set to backwash. Catch some waste water in a white container (I use a white plastic pitcher). When the waste water is clean set to rinse.

    2. Rinse for 30 seconds.

    3. Do another backwash is you have plenty of water in the pool. I do this after a good rain when water is free.

    4. Rinse again for 30 seconds.

    You need to do the rinse cycle immediately after a backwash. It's part of the backwash process.

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