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    Backwashing

    We have been getting alot of rain lately and the water level is pretty high, can I backwash the water down some or should I just use the waste setting on my valve? Can you backwash the filter too much?
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    Re: Backwashing

    You can use your backwash for this and it shouldn't hurt anything. You could also run the backwash as long as you need and then run a long rinse cycle.
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    Re: Backwashing

    If it ever quits I'll Drain some out and check my readings and go from there. Thanks
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    Re: Backwashing

    It's the perfect time for super cleaning the filter by backwashing it a long time to lower the water! It won't hurt it one bit. It's being put to use that way instead of just pumping it out on waste.

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    Re: Backwashing

    Only thing I've been backwashing around here is my water meter puttin' water......... IN.......... the pool.
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    Re: Backwashing

    woodyp... we're getting ready to add some water right now but I hate too... enjoying the warmer temps right now and don't want to cool down the pool. I'm sure where you're at you enjoy adding a cool bit of water to yours

    I could also stand to backwash a bit but that would only add to the low water problem.

    MK1985... could you send a little of that rain my way? We are getting desperate for some... and not for the pool, but for the garden and the farmers fields. Hubby says there are cracks in the yard that would swallow a matchbox car right now!
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    Re: Backwashing

    6" of rain since Saturday and still getting some today, if I could I'd send you some. Haven't done a complete test now for about a week only the ph and chlorine qiuck test. What am I going to notice or look for when I do a complete test, I have been running the pump like I always do.
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