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    Question Vacuuming without a multiport

    After reading through various sections of the site I've finally got my pool crystal clear, but have a lot of dead algae and DE on the bottom (a recent problem I took care of yesterday). My problem is I need to vacuum the bottom, but I don't have a multiport valve. What's the best option here?

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    Re: Vacuuming without a multiport

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    Just vacuum in filter mode then and backwash to clean out the filter when you are done. You could add a pour-man's waste function by adding a 3-way valve between the pump and the filter.
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    Re: Vacuuming without a multiport

    Just vacuum in filter mode then and backwash to clean out the filter
    Thanks, jblizzle. That's what I was thinking, I just didn't want to totally screw something up.

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