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Reversing the water flow in your filter to eliminate the accumulation of impurities is known as a backwashing pool filter. Your filter’s efficacy will dеcrеasе over time as the filter media clogs from water flowing through it in a single direction. This pressurizes very pick of junk lodged in the filter to come loose, making it simple for you to remove and repair the filtration system.

How to Backwash Pool Filter with a Multiport Valve

You can backwash the pool filter with a multiport valve with the help of the following steps:

  1. Open the valve and choose “Backwash.”
  2. Restart the filtration system and give it a two-minute run.
  3. After turning off the system and selecting “Rinse,” let it run for a minute.
  4. Restart the system and set the valve back to “Filter.”

How to Backwash Pool Filter with a Push-Pull Valve

Here’s a guide to backwash pool filter with a push-pull valve:

  1. Firstly, open the backwash gate.
  2. After turning it on, give the filtration system three minutes to operate.
  3. After shutting off the system, close the push/pull valve.

Follow local restrictions when disposing of backwash water. If your pool has a D.E. filter, fill it up again by adding water and D.E. powder to the skimmer and operating the pump.

How to Backwash a Cartridge Filter?

It is not necessary to backwash the cartridge filter. Instead, you should clean it with a high-pressure hose (a pressured garden hose attachment usually works well for this) every few weeks. Each time, it takes a few minutes, but there are fewer potential problems and significantly less wastewater produced than with backwashing.

When You Should Backwash Your Pool Filter

Your pool filter has a pressure gauge, and it’s important to record the reading when you initially install it. The valve represents the regular operating filter pressure. The pounds per square inch, or psi, will rise with time as long as your pool filter is used consistently, and that’s a good thing.

However, it won’t last forever; soon, it will become so packed inside your filter that it won’t be able to contain a lot. Therefore, the bottom line is that you should backwash your filter when the pressure is 10 psi higher than it should be.

Tips for Backwashing Pool Filter

Here are a few important tips that you need to know while backwashing pool filter:

  • Water loss is a possible consequence of backwashing. Although this cannot be prevented, you may reduce the quantity of water you waste by avoiding backwashing too much. Observe the water’s color closely via the view glass, and stop as soon as it clears.
  • During the backwash, you will unavoidably wash away part of your sand along with dirt and debris. As a result, you will need to replenish the filter’s sand content. When doing the top-up, let the filter system run on the rinse setting for a minute to reduce the quantity of sand blowback into your swimming pool.

Bottom Line!

Backwashing the pool filter is necessary to maintain clear and clean water in your pool by clearing away collected debris and impurities. As important as your pool is, this process may require expert help and Town & Country Pools are here at your service. Call us at (281)-252-6337 to book your appointment or to address any query you might have.

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