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    push/pull valve

    I have a sand filter that has a push/pull valve on it and have an algae problem,any chem. to use to get rid of it calls for vacuum to waste,but I don't know if I can do that with this type of valve,cause as far as I can tell it is either in backwash mode or filter mode an6y ideas ?

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    Re: push/pull valve

    Hi, John. Welcome to the forum.

    Yeah you cannot vac to waste with a push/pull but you'll still be ok.

    Simply start vacuuming up all the junk on filter and when your filter psi rises 20-25%, backwash and start over again.
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    Re: push/pull valve

    Is all the algae dead already? If not, you should start the shock process outlined in Pool School to kill everything and then you can vacuum it up.
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    Re: push/pull valve

    Will this work if I vacuum in backwash mode ?

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    I know I need to kill all algae before I start

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    Re: push/pull valve

    Do not vacuum in backwash mode. If you had a waste mode that would be good, but you do not.

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    Re: push/pull valve

    How about disconnecting pipe on up side of pump, but before filter,just until I vacuum up the waste alage,then putting it back ?

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    Re: push/pull valve

    that could work, although just vacuuming into the filter and backwashing would be fine too.

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    Re: push/pull valve

    Thanks for your help.

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