Newbie Plumbing Question on Cleaning Pump Filter Basket

UtexasChris

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Jun 10, 2020
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I opened my pool a few months ago and just decided it was time to start managing it myself. I'm now working on balancing the water that the pool company had outside of ranges.

I noticed I need to clean the main pump filter basket but want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I open it up and water comes pouring out (my pump and filter are below pool water line). Here's a copy of the plumbing schematic as well as a picture of the equipment pad.

Am I correct in thinking I need to close the circled valves in the picture and point the "off" tab in the direction of the (poorly drawn) yellow arrow? I'm thinking this will cause the water already in the filter to come out through the pump but then it should stop which should make it easy to empty the basket without alot of pressure preventing me from placing the lid back on and tightening.

Did I get this right?

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I opened my pool a few months ago and just decided it was time to start managing it myself. I'm now working on balancing the water that the pool company had outside of ranges.

I noticed I need to clean the main pump filter basket but want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I open it up and water comes pouring out (my pump and filter are below pool water line). Here's a copy of the plumbing schematic as well as a picture of the equipment pad.

Am I correct in thinking I need to close the circled valves in the picture and point the "off" tab in the direction of the (poorly drawn) yellow arrow? I'm thinking this will cause the water already in the filter to come out through the pump but then it should stop which should make it easy to empty the basket without alot of pressure preventing me from placing the lid back on and tightening.

Did I get this right?

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I’m following this . I have a multi port valve and was wondering what valve turning on both sides is necessary to prevent water emptying the filter basket area (being I have an in ground pool and these devices are higher then the pool
 
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And triple check the valves are open BEFORE you turn on your pump.
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