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    Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    I'm getting tired of taking this thing apart to clean. Can I add a backwash valve????

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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    It looks like you probably can, though I haven't heard of anyone doing so. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Welcome to tfp, Jljjdye

    How are deciding when to clean, how often are you having to clean, and how big is your pool?

    Also, is that filter 18 sq. ft?
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Pool is 13000 gallons, 24' round doughboy. The pool got away from me and vacuuming constantly. Trying to get it back in shape and I can vacuum for a few minutes and then clogs de grids. Then I have to take apart and wash, re coat with de and so on. Just going to put some valves inline to reverse the flow from pump for a homemade backwash valve. I am plumbing the whole thing with schedule 40 as we speak

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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Hey, i have the same filter.....did you hard pipe it yet? I would love to see pics.
    I was wondering about the backwash valve also.
    18' x 52" AGP 2hp 2 speed pump with Clearwater II 67 GPM DE filter
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Alscrx
    Hey, i have the same filter.....did you hard pipe it yet? I would love to see pics.
    I was wondering about the backwash valve also.
    I have Clearwater 2 Cartridge, same outside body as the DE. Here's 2 pics of the heater plumbed in if it gives you any ideas





    I do use flex pipe from the skimmer to pump and from the end of the hard plumb to the return, but that could be easily substituted for Schedule 40 (and the return will be hard plumbed next year)
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Is that pipe sticking out for backwashing?
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    No this is a cartridge, no backwashing. That's the coupling I connect the flex pipe to. The other end goes to the return. It's set up so I can bypass the heater with the 3-way Jandy Valve.
    11,700 gallon 21' round 54" deep all-resin AGP - June 2012
    Waterway 1HP 2-speed pump / 100 sq ft cartridge filter
    Hayward 150,000btu Natural Gas heater
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    I got it hard plumbed with valves. Works great. Pics shortly

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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jljjdye
    I got it hard plumbed with valves. Works great. Pics shortly
    Great, I like pics! I actually started mine tonight, got all male adapters in and got the top portion of the union valves in. I stopped for the night because I decided to put the 4-5 foot section of PVC in the ground, easier to mow around that area.

    Will post pics tomorrow .
    18' x 52" AGP 2hp 2 speed pump with Clearwater II 67 GPM DE filter
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    Re: Clearwater 2 DE backwashing

    I know this is an old thread but I have this POS filter, it is a good filter but you have to take it apart every 2 hours to clean it.

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