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    fillin my sand filter with water

    Ok new liner in...went alot better than I expected..I am about 3" below the return so I know if I ope the valvle to the pump it will fill when it gets to the right level....My question though is this...to fill the filter what do I set the top of my Hayward system to to allow the filter to fill with water?
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    Re: fillin my sand filter with water

    what do I set the top of my Hayward system
    Do you mean what position the multiport valve should be in?
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    Re: fillin my sand filter with water

    yea what position does the valve need to be at?
    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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    Re: fillin my sand filter with water

    I always just stick garden hose in filter head where pool Skimmer hose attaches to filter head and go easy with water pressure at first, this is the best way to prime it,that way its ready to rock when level comes up or just hook everything up and set hayward to filter it will trickle in.....hope this helps......good luck

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    Re: fillin my sand filter with water

    yea what position does the valve need to be at?
    Use the "filter" position.
    Dave S.
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    Re: fillin my sand filter with water

    With an aboveground pool the pump and filter are normally below the waterline so once you open the valves and set the multiport to filter it will start filling with water. You can open the air bleed valve if your filter has one.
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