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Thread: Project pool... Step 2 - the filter

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    Teresad2297's Avatar
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    Project pool... Step 2 - the filter

    This is where I'm at ... Cleaned out pool, cleared skimmer line, pump is working, still can't get anything through the main drain, waiting for auto cover replacement to come in.

    I'm thinking that I should 'Backwash' the filter to clean out the sand (the filter hasn't been used for years)

    Any pointers? Since the pool is not full of water and the main drain doesn't seem to be working, I was planning on putting the hose directly in the skimmer and pump that through the filter on 'Backwash'. Will that push the water through the pump and then send it out the Waste pipe away from the pool?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thx, Teresa
    25k gal, IG plaster, Hayward Max-Flo 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro-Series sand filter, built 1997, neglected 5+ years much repair req., TFT 100, fill from well.

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    Re: Project pool... Step 2 - the filter

    I would suggest: Deep Cleaning your Sand Filter

    Could backwash before, but certainly should backwash after.
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