DE Filter with no multi-port valve

SteeVie

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Apr 28, 2022
12
Apple Valley, CA
Just got our pool built, and didn't realize until toward the end of the project that the PB did not include a multi-port valve on our DE filter (Jandy DEV60.) He said that he doesn't use them anymore and they're not needed on a DE filter as large as mine. He claims I'll only need to fully disassemble every few months. Thus far it's been running 24/7 since Sunday and the filter pressure is still good. It doesn't seem all that difficult to disassemble and rinse. Also, our home is on a septic, so maybe he didn't want us to have to backwash onto our soil and have it run through the yard?
Anyway, is it normal to not put a multi-port valve onto a filter in some cases, or was this just a cost-cutting measure?
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Steve,

It is not "normal" but does work. I have two rent house pools with DE filters. Both MPVs went bad over time, and I just removed them. Both pools have VS pumps that run at 1200 RPM most of the time. So, they always have low filter pressure.

I only clean the filters twice a year... Has been working just fine for me for the past couple of years.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

SteeVie

Member
Apr 28, 2022
12
Apple Valley, CA
Steve,

It is not "normal" but does work. I have two rent house pools with DE filters. Both MPVs went bad over time, and I just removed them. Both pools have VS pumps that run at 1200 RPM most of the time. So, they always have low filter pressure.

I only clean the filters twice a year... Has been working just fine for me for the past couple of years.

Thanks,

Jim R.
Thanks a lot for the response, Jim! I'll quit worrying about it them. I've learned a ton here the past few months, and this was my first time posting. This place is such an awesome resource. I couldn't have handled our build or the pool's chemistry without the contributions of folks like you!
 

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