Noob: When to backwash and how


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Jun 17, 2020
Hi Everyone,

So it has been about 3 weeks since the pool has been turned on and running new pool. I didn't jot down the original gauge setting but its sitting around 16 or so. I noticed that the pressure of the return water is not as strong (But it could be in my head). When should I backwash? I also have SWG and my ph is running up so should I wait to add MA or just add it and then backwash and refill?

Also I turn off the pump, set it to backwash, turn on the pump and wait till the little indicator runs clear, then pump off, rinse, pump, on 30sec, pump off, back to normal and refill water?

Thanks T