How do I backwash my filter? When the filter pressure rise 8-10 PSI over the clean starting pressure it is time to backwash. Turn the pump off and rotate the multiport valve to backwash. Turn on the pump and the dirty water will flow out the waste line.
One may also ask, how long do you backwash a DE filter?
Backwashing a sand or DE filter is a simple task. Shut off the pump, set the multiport valve or slide valve handle to the backwash position, roll out the backwash hose and turn the pump on again. Backwash for 3-4 minutes or until the water runs clear, then shut the pump off and return the valve to the filter position.
Similarly one may ask, how do you drain the water out of a Hayward pool pump?
Shut off the pump. Go to the back of the filter and unscrew the drain plug. Turn the pump back on and let the water run until it reaches the point where you want to drain the water out. Turn the pump back off and put the plug back into the drain plug.
How long does it take to backwash a pool?
D.E. Filter without multiport
- Turn pump off.
- Open discharge valve at very bottom of filter.
- Pump/bump handle ten times. …
- Turn pump on for fifteen seconds.
- Repeat step 1 -4 three times.
- Close discharge valve.
- Leave filter running and add three pounds of D.E. to the skimmer that you vacuumed from.
Turn the multiport valve to Backwash. If you have a push/pull valve, open the backwash gate. Turn the filter system back on, and let it run for about two minutes. This will allow pool water to flow out of the backwash valve or port.
Well, as the name suggests, backwashing involves reversing the flow of water through your filter media, be it Zeoplus, sand, glass pearls or diatomaceous earth (DE). This dislodges dirt and debris that may have become trapped, and flushes it out through your multiport valve waste line.
Backwash pools directly into the private sewer cleanout on your property instead of into the storm gutter. If you are on septic and don’t have sufficient area to discharge onto your property, try the following: Hire a contractor to pump the pool water into a truck to be hauled offsite.
It could be a clogged pump basket, impeller, pipe, or skimmer basket. It could also be a closed or broken valve before the pump. In some cases, the pump may have an air leak and is drawing in more air than water.