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Thread: Intex SWG w/ Sand Filter setting for vacuum?

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    May 2015
    Island Park

    Intex SWG w/ Sand Filter setting for vacuum?

    Hello all,
    What setting do I put the sand filter on when vacuuming? Filter or waste (or other)? I started vaccuming today with the plunger valves closed, not good, and air got into the system. It started beeping. I kept vaccuming with not much success. I let the air out of the system by unscrewing the top of the leaf basket. All is well. But the vaccuming didn't go great. Then I saw the waste position on the filter I thought I'd ask. Thanks for any help▀

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    Apr 2015
    Sierra Vista, Az

    Re: Intex SWG w/ Sand Filter setting for vacuum?

    It is ok to vacuum to waste. Keep in mind that you will lose water and have to add more.
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    Mar 2013
    Lubbock, texas

    Re: Intex SWG w/ Sand Filter setting for vacuum?

    If the water condition is not terrible we always vacuum on the Filter setting. In west texas we have a lot of sand storms, if the bottom is really dirty we will vacuum with the waste setting. 99% of the time we use the filter setting when vacuuming.
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