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    New pool owner basics...when to backwash?

    Hi all! I just bought a home with a severely neglected pool that we just have revived this weekend looks awesome! I have run a large indoor pool at a camp but I am a little rusty. So my question is what is a good indicator that I need to look for going forward that I need to backwash? All my equipment is brand new at this point, would I even do it this season? thanks in advance!

    -Justin
    16x32 pool approx. 26,000 gallons
    IG vinyl Hayward 4820 DE filter Hayward 1.5hp pump
    Built 1980's maybe...New liner 6/5/15
    Leslies test strips/ City water

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    Re: New pool owner basics...when to backwash?

    Here at TFP we suggest backwashing when the pump's gauge registers aprox 25% higher than the clean filter pressure.
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    Re: New pool owner basics...when to backwash?

    You might want to do a deep clean of the grids if you've been filtering a lot of algae/debris through. I've just finished doing mine, takes about an hour. I'm a bit of a saddo and actually enjoy doing it! Using cellulose it's every time for me.

    Mike
    Built 1980, 19' x 30' almost rectangular, screened 15,000 gal, plaster, Hayward DE 3620 filter (currently using cellulose), Emerson 1081 1HP pump, AquaCal Heatwave SuperQuiet SQ110R heater, Zodiac T5 Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: New pool owner basics...when to backwash?

    Thanks!!!
    16x32 pool approx. 26,000 gallons
    IG vinyl Hayward 4820 DE filter Hayward 1.5hp pump
    Built 1980's maybe...New liner 6/5/15
    Leslies test strips/ City water

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