Backwashing

woodyp

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Yes. Backwashing and then followed by a rinse cycle will lower you water level.
 

RonsPlc

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How much your water level will drop all depends on the volume of water in your pool vs. the flow that your pump puts out.
When I backwash, I loose about 1/2"-3/4".
I try not to have to backwash until after a good rainfall. That way Mother Nature has over filled my pool for me, and I need to lower it a bit anyway.
 
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poolboy00

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How much your water level will drop all depends on the volume of water in your pool vs. the flow that your pump puts out.
When I backwash, I loose about 1/2"-3/4".
I try not to have to backwash until after a good rainfall. That way Mother Nature has over filled my pool for me, and I need to lower it a bit anyway.
I lost about 3/4 inch when I backwashed. I’m in the process of opening a pool that hadn’t been open in three years. Was in very bad shape. Had to replace the skimmer and pump motor.
 

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