Vacuuming question.

Amy Adkins

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Jun 8, 2019
25
Ohio
Ok..crazy question. Getting ready to vacuum my pool..do I put my filter on waste or backwash? I'm guessing waste, but asking 1st..thanks
 

Shirker

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Jul 2, 2014
351
Athens, GA - USA
If it is just a normal cleaning, I always use filter. Should only need to vacuum to waste if you have something you don't want going through your filter (like floc). How is your water?

Don't ever vacuum to backwash. Backwash is just for cleaning your filter. Not your pool.
 
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Amy Adkins

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Jun 8, 2019
25
Ohio
If it is just a normal cleaning, I always use filter. Should only need to vacuum to waste if you have something you don't want going through your filter (like floc). How is your water?

Don't ever vacuum to backwash. Backwash is just for cleaning your filter. Not your pool.
Thank you :) Water is crystal clear so far :)
 
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