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    May 2015
    Ashland KY

    Lingo Help?

    New pool owner been reading lots of post and the pool school but does Anyone know any posts or pages that are like a guide to the lingo of pools? I see a lot of acronyms and things like "back washing" and "Vacing"

    Thanks in advance!!
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    -In Ground, Vinyl Lined Pool, Diving board, Rounded Rectangular shape, **Will add measurements soon**, Four foot depth to eight foot depth

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Lingo Help?

    Some terms are defined here:

    Backwashing is for sand and Diatomaceous Earth filters. If you have a cartridge filter, you wont do it. It just means running the water backwards through the filter to dislodge all the crud and send it out the waste pipe instead of back to the pool.
    Vacing is vacuuming. Just like vacuuming the house, but using the pool pump and filter and a very long hose and pole.
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    Houston, Texas

    Re: Lingo Help?

    Most sand and some DE filters use a multiport valve to change filter settings. Backwash is a self cleaning setting to wash the debris out of the filter when it is too full of stuff to work effectively. It works really well on sand filters, and ok on DE filters.
    I think vacing is a typo for vacuuming. Or maybe its pronounced "vacking".
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