When we bought our house the pool was in such bad shape we considered filling it in. \/ We instead rehired the company that had originally built it because they knew its history and we didn't know diddly-squat about pools. The guy did tell me to turn off the pump before and how long to backwash but not a word about rinsing. "You don't need to worry about any of these other settings" he said about the multi-port. And when it came time to close the pool for the season I was told to just put the cover on it to keep leaves out (our backyard is a forest) and keep running the pump on a timer a few hours each night to protect it from freezing. We are in SC and some here don't even cover their pools. (It may be too cold to swim but it's still nice to look at.)I also wasn't told about putting the valve in "Rinse" for 15-20 seconds after a backwash before going back into service. In rinse it moves the water back into the sand but out the waste to trap or expell any residual dirt that is still suspended in the water inside the filter. If you go from "Backwash" straight to "Filter" then anything still floating around might end up getting blow out into the pool.
Use a ratchet strap and a dolly and move it to a suitable location within reach of the hose.adolson, no not really.