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It depends on the manufacturer, but generally, you backwash and recharge as necessary during normal use. I recommend to tear the filter down twice a year and thoroughly clean and inspect the grids. Replace the damaged grids as necessary. After it has been charged with DE and is running, record the filter pressure and backwash it when the the pressure is 10 psi above the clean pressure. Hope this helps. -DC

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There is a lot of confusion about various filters, many different opinions, and several important facts to consider. The first is that a pool can be properly maintained with any of the filter systems available: Sand, Cartridge, or Diatomaceous Earth (DE). Here is a brief description of each type:

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Actually, a pool really does not require you to up size the motor. Most pools should be plumbed with a 3/4 HP or 1 HP pool pump (though my preference is a variable speed).
A good rule of thumb for simple understanding is that you can OVER PUMP a filter, but you cannot OVER FILTER a pump. So having a larger filter is not a problem. As long as the pool is turning over 1 - 1.5 times during a run cycle, your existing pump will be just fine.
Here is something else to think about; having a larger filter and still maintaining the smaller pump from your previous filter allows the water MORE TIME to filtrate in your filter. The pressure on the filter will be reduced, causing less stress to the components of the pool system, and the water will come out cleaner, taking advantage of the filtration area of your filter.
Also, if you try to up or down size a pump without changing out the impeller or some of the more critical operating components, you would not see a major difference in performance. Also, you could cause damage to the existing pump.

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I have a 16x32 dished out pool; average depth 5.5ft

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Where do you get an average of 5.5ft when you say the pool is 36" deep
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You must now with a green pool shock your pool with 1 gallon of chlorine and now with a pool brush brush the sides and bottom now wait 4 hours for things to settle.
now vaccum clean cartridge if applicable or back flush your sand filter
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Continue to do this until it starts to clear watch your chlorine level and if it starts to get low shock again until the green goes away.
You will also need to buy an algacide, non foaming and follow the directions usually 14-24 ounces per 10,000 gallons of water
also put a stabilizer in your pool to help maintain your chlorine level. It will still drop but not as fast
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tan oils, and even the most common problem Lack of use.
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