Vacuum to waste or filter? Sand filter.

brian10

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 24, 2013
33
#1
Tornado made a huge mess in my pool that I just recently got ready for swim season. I got most of the cedar debris with my net and what ever the Polaris was able to get. I will need to vacuum the rest out. I'm unsure of the setting I should put the valve on. Thanks!
 

zea3

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
10,893
Houston, Texas
#2
How much debris do you have? If it is a heavy amount of debris go ahead and vacuum to waste. If it is just a little more than normal vacuum to filter and keep an eye on the pressure rise and backwash after a 20% increase in pressure.
 

brian10

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 24, 2013
33
#3
I probably removed around 20 full baskets of heavy debris. The rest is what makes its way out of the netting. I think if I wait for the pool to clear a little more I can vacuum to waste so I can try to save water.