I am embarrassed to even ask this. I need to know how to properly backwash my sand filter.
Here is what I have been doing:
1. Turn off pump.
2. Turn multiport to "backwash". Turn pump back on and run for 2-3 mins.
3. Turn pump back off and turn multiport to "rinse".
4. Turn pump off again and turn multiport to "filter".
Hubby and I are wondering if we've missed something. I am posting pics of the setup at the pump/filter. We just bought the pool in May and got about 10 mins of instruction on how to work everything. Needless to say, we didn't learn anything from that.
Can anyone please, please help me make sure I am backwashing correctly?
Also, we have never vaccuumed to waste since we haven't had an algae problem until now... can someone please tell me how to do that correctly? We have the standard manual vaccuum that we connect through the skimmer.
Thanks so much for your time and advice. I really, really appreciate it!