The “Filter” setting circulates water through the sand or DE media, then out the filter through the return port to the pool. This is the standard setting for normal pump and filter operation. The “Backwash” setting redirects the flow of water backwards through the filter media to flush out contaminants.
In respect to this, should I run my filter when I shock my pool?
Running your filter after shocking your pool is a must and is just as important to your pool as shocking it is. Be sure to run your filter for at least 6 hours, but shoot for 24 hours to several days, if your pool is particularly dirty or has algae, to properly circulate the chlorine and clean the water.
Correspondingly, how do you read a Hayward pressure gauge?
What do the settings on a pool filter mean?
To begin vacuuming your pool:
If you have a sand filter and are vacuuming to waste, set filter to “waste” option. If you do have this option, it is highly recommended that whenever you have algae, you will need to vacuum to waste.
What do the settings on my Sand Filter do?
- Filter: Use for normal filtration or vacuuming the pool.
- Backwash: Is used to clean filter sand. …
- Rinse: To clean water inside filter tank. …
- Waste: Use for vacuuming heavy concentrations of dirt directly to waste. …
- Closed: Use for shutting off the flow to the filter and pool.
The pool filter pressure should be steady, operating in a range of +/- 10 psi. When it’s outside this range, very low or very high, then you know that something’s wrong. Some gauges allow you to set the clean and dirty range, or you can write it on the filter tank with a marker.
After a backwash and rinse, place the valve to the “winterize” setting on the top mount valve. This will allow water to drain from the valve. Next, you’re going to have to completely drain all the water from the filter tank.
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.