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Thread: vacuuming to filter vs. waste

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    vacuuming to filter vs. waste

    I saw a post saying we should vacuum to waste (vs. through the filter), but doesn't this dump the water? I vacuum "leisurely", so I would think I'd lose too much water and I'd be better off vacuuming to filter (sand) and then backwashing. Any advice on this?
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    You generally vacuum to waste when you have a big mess and the filter would need almost constant cleaning. It consumes a lot of water.
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    that makes sense - thank you!
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    Yup...if you have a pool bottom covered in mud for example, it would be fruitless to filter it. Just dump it!

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