How Do I Know What Positions Do What on My Pool Filter?

There are several positions on my filter. How do I work it? First, always remember to turn your pump off when changing positions on your filter valve. The filter position is used to filter the pool and during the time you vacuum the pool. This position is used most often.

Next is the backwashing position. This position reverses the flow of waster through the filter, flushing out dirt and debris from your filter and helping to clean your pool. After backwashing, you will need to turn your filter to the filter to waste position. This position should be used for approximately 10 seconds after backwashing.

This process rinses the filter valve on the top of your filter, assuring that all dirty water is out of the filter prior to returning to the normal filtering position. Next turn your filter to pump to waste. This position allows you to vacuum heavy debris or larger amounts of settled dirt from the floor of your pool.

If needed use pump to waste after you have hooked up your vacuum in the filter position. After putting chemicals in your pool it is good to use the recirculating position.

This position allows you to increase the water flow rate, which in turn circulates chemicals throughout the pool faster. The “closed position” is only used when servicing the filter. Using this position stops any backflow of water from the pump.

NOTE: it is important to plug the pools’ return fitting to stop any water from the pool returning to the filter area while being serviced.

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