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Before plugging in filter, turn valve handle (located on top of filter) to the backwash setting. Water will begin to flow out of the backwash port plug in filter briefly until water begins to run clear. (if you need to send backwash water a longer distance, backwash hoses are available in 25, 50, 100 & 200ft lengths). Unplug filter, turn valve handle to filter position and plug in filter. You are now filtering your pool water.
Please note: Pressure reading on pressure gauge, will be between 6-12 psi. This initial pressure will be your normal operating pressure. When water return flow becomes weak or there is a surge in the pressure gauge reading it is time to backwash.
Backwashing completely clears filter of all dirt & debris by reversing the flow of water through the filter. To backwash, simply unplug filter and move valve handle to the backwash position. Then plug in filter and let water run until clear. When water runs clear unplug filter, move valve handle back to the filter setting, and you are ready to filter again.
Most Sand Filters turn over approximately 2400 gallons per hour. It is recommended that you turn over the water in your pool at least twice a day (refer to chart at bottom of page for your pools capacity). Run filter more in hot weather or with heavy bather load. As a general rule of thumb, turn your sand filter on 1 hour per 10° F of weather.
Please note: Pool calculations below have been rounded off to be used as a quick guide for easy pool maintenance. For exact calculations please use the calculator above.
|Poolsize Round||Capacity (Gallons)||Poolsize Oval||Capacity (Gallons)|
|15 Round||5,000||10x15, 10x16||3,500|
|18 Round||7,500||10x21, 12x18||5,000|
|21 Round||10,000||12x24, 14x20||7,500|
|24 Round||14,000||14x25, 15x24||10,000|
|27 Round||18,000||15x30, 16x26||12,000|
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