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    Newbie needs help with valves

    Just bought a house with a pool and spa, and i have a few questions.

    What are the pipes with the arrows (no label) for? Suction for the drains?
    The filter runs at 20-30 psi. I cleaned the filters, and it is still at that psi, is this ok?
    How would I backwash?

    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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    Re: Newbie needs help with valves

    Welcome to TFP!

    I suspect that the labels fell off of the pipes that don't have labels. You are going to need to figure out what each one does by experimenting.

    It sounds like you have a cartridge filter. You don't backwash a cartridge filter. They get cleaned by hosing them off with a garden hose.
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    Re: Newbie needs help with valves

    Thanks!
    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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    Pool Jet not working

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    The jet in my pool next to the stairs is not working. All the others work. Any ideas?
    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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