How Long Should I Run My Pumps?
How Do I Back Wash My Filter?
- Switch the pool pump off and disconnect the automatic pool cleaner
- Clear both the weir and pump baskets of any debris like leaves or grass.
- Set the multiport valve onto the “backwash” position.
- Switch the pump back on for 2 minutes or until the water in the sight glass runs clear. Then turn the pump off.
- Set the multiport valve onto the “rinse” position
- Switch the pump back on of 20 seconds to recompactthe sand in the filter.Then turn the pump off.
- Set the multiport valve onto the “filter” position.
- Reconnect the automatic pool cleaner and turn on the pump to resume normal filtration.
What Is Normal Pressure For My Filter?
If anything could be considered “normal”, it would be about 10 psi. Most filter systems are designed to operate in the 5-15 or 10-20 psi range. The way to find out your particular correct pool filter pressure is to clean or backwash the filter thoroughly and empty the pump and skimmer baskets.
I am going on holiday, what product should I use in my pool to keep it blue?
Shock treat to boost chlorine, then add a floater.
Remember to correct pH, backwash filter and clear baskets first.
How Often Should I Backwash My Filter?
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My Pool Is Losing Water! What Should I Do?
No matter which season you are in, your pool can lose inches of water a week. Natural causes such as wind, heat and humidity can contribute to pool water loss. This is a big deal, because if your water level gets too low it may cause your pool pump to suck air and run dry, which can damage it. Give us a call and we’ll come check your pool for you.