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Thread: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

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    Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Everyone has been helpful in working with me to get my water balanced that I decided to reward the group with a new challenge. Below are the pictures of my pool equipment pad, I am trying to get a general understanding of how the system works and which lines are for what, what valves do what (i.e. what does that red ball valve do?). All suggestions, tips, ideas or thoughts are more than welcome.
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    Re: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Valve on right is the suction valve, likely choosing between floor and skimmer.

    Valve in middle is return valve, selecting between wall returns and maybe water feature?

    Red valve is on backwash line. Likely to prevent water loss if your spider gasket leaks (it should not be needed, but insurance since you can not see if it is leaking)
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    Re: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Valve on right is the suction valve, likely choosing between floor and skimmer.

    Valve in middle is return valve, selecting between wall returns and maybe water feature?

    Red valve is on backwash line. Likely to prevent water loss if your spider gasket leaks (it should not be needed, but insurance since you can not see if it is leaking)
    So when I backwash the water goes through the "backwash line" and travels somewhere? I am use to my old AGP and backwashing right into my yard with water coming right out of the filter?
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    Re: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Yup, looks like it is hard plumbed to somewhere. In fact does't the red tag say "Switch for drain pipe"
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    Re: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Yup, looks like it is hard plumbed to somewhere. In fact does't the red tag say "Switch for drain pipe"
    Yes, that is correct. For back washing the filter, I do that when the pressure reaches in the "red" range on the pressure gauge, correct?
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    Re: Equipment Pad Layout--- Who Can Help Me Understand What I Have Here?

    Actually we recommend backwashing when the pressure rises 20-25% over the clean pressure. Waiting for a 10 psi rise is WAY too much. Also, you should fully breakdown and clean the filter out once a year.

    See this:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...for-DE-filters
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