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    Vacuum the pool...

    when you vacuum do you put the filter on a diffrent setting or leave on filter? We have a Hayward sand filter, inground vinyl pool. After vacuuming is done do you backwash?
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    Re: Vacuum the pool...

    I think it would depend on the size and quantity of the waste. If you were vacuuming a swamp, it would probably be wise to vacuum to waste, whereas if you had some dirt collecting and maybe a leaf you would vacuum to filter.
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    Re: Vacuum the pool...

    I usually vacuum to waste. Only because I have a bit higher CH and CYA than I would like and it gives me a way to do small drain/refills. But Fleck's advice is the way to go if your chemistry is where you need/want it.

    As far as backwashing, that I do when the pressure gauge tells me that it is needed.


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    Re: Vacuum the pool...

    Thank you! It is a swamp lol I'm skimming leaves from the bottom and I can't see anything. Hopefully, once I start adding bleach to slam I will be able to see the bottom and get them all. I just need the CYA to register on the test. It's been 4 days and the black dot is still visible. Does it actually take a week? I used the sock method.
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    Re: Vacuum the pool...

    You might want to get the hayward in line leaf canister with removable mesh bag.

    I wouldn't vacuum without one now after owning one for a few months.

    saves the need to clean the pump basket out.
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