How do you backwash a push pull valve?
How do I Backwash a pool filter?
- Shut off pump, roll out backwash hose, check waste line for any closed valves.
- Turn multiport valve handle to backwash, or slide a push pull valve.
- Turn on pump.
- Backwash until water runs clear, about 2-3 minutes.
- Shut off pump, turn valve back to filter, turn filter back on.
How do you backwash a pool with a multiport valve?
How to Backwash Using a Multiport Valve
- Attach the backwash hose to the waste or backwash port.
- Turn the filter system off.
- Turn the multiport valve to Backwash.
- Turn the filter system back on.
- Let the water run out of the backwash port and through the backwash hose for about a minute, or until the water runs clear.
How do you backwash a pool without a multiport valve?
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.
Where does the water go when you backwash a pool?
Any backwash water is to bypass the septic tank and be discharged to the drain between the septic tank and the common effluent drain. Under no circumstances should backwash water be discharged into the septic tank.
Why doesn’t my pool have a backwash?
It could be a clogged pump basket, clogged impeller, clogged pipe or clogged skimmer. It could also be a closed or broken valve before the pump. Or, the pump may have an air leak, and is drawing in more air than water, which will also reduce the filter pressure (and filtration).
What is a push pull backwash valve used for?
The push pull backwash valve (also known as plunger valve) is the most common valve in the pool industry. It is preferred by many because of its simplicity as well as its lower cost and better flow as compared with multiport valves. – There are two styles of push pull valves:
Why are push pull valves preferred over multiport valves?
It is preferred by many because of its simplicity as well as its lower cost and better flow as compared with multiport valves. – There are two styles of push pull valves:
How do you clean the O rings on a push pull valve?
Every six months (or sooner if the valve starts getting hard to operate), remove the top cap on the push-pull valve and pull out the internal assembly. Replace the o-rings and apply Magic Lube liberally to the o-rings. (Do NOT use any petroleum based products such as Vaseline on the o-rings).