vacuuming to filter vs. waste

pool_girl

New member
Jun 16, 2007
3
Dallas, TX
#1
I saw a post saying we should vacuum to waste (vs. through the filter), but doesn't this dump the water? I vacuum "leisurely", so I would think I'd lose too much water and I'd be better off vacuuming to filter (sand) and then backwashing. Any advice on this?
 

JohnT

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Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Apr 4, 2007
9,461
SW Indiana
#2
You generally vacuum to waste when you have a big mess and the filter would need almost constant cleaning. It consumes a lot of water.