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I have just backwashed the pool to remove excess water after rain. When I turned the filter back on the popol is continuing to drain water

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If the handle is sloppy you might have a broken spring in the valve. If not the gasket that keeps water isolated to the right path inside the valve head is not sealing. Sometimes it can be debris stuck but often it means the gasket or diverter (key assembly) needs replaced. It is easy enough to inspect. Shut the pump off and put the valve handle between any two positions then remove the six screws around the top. It should lift off for inspection. Remember this area is under a lot of pressure when the pump is on so it wont take much to allow it to leak across. If the gasket is in the valve body it will need to be removed completely and a new one glued in its place. If the gasket is part of the key assembly, it may not be replaceable, so the whole key assembly will have to be changed. If this is the case, I suggest you take it into your local pool store and see if they can help change it out. The key is under heavy tension from a spring. I use a 6" bearing puller to help compress the spring. Please let me know if you need anymore info or if this didn't help.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

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water level must be about the discharge (eyeball) in the pool to back wash. Check the hose connections to make sure that hoses off the the filer head are going to the right place Look for the words "Pump" , "pool" and "waste" molded into the valve. I've seen it a number of times where "Pump" and "pool" were connected the wrong way.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a hayward s200 sand filter. When I vacuum,

Are you using the rinse setting for a few seconds following the backwash? If not, once you finish washing, stop the pump, change the valce to rinse, then run it about 3 to 5 seconds. Shut down then switch to filter and the particles should stop coming back to the pool.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Reduced circulation/backwash (sand filter)

check your pool pump by putting the valve in recirculate mode.If flow is a problem it may be a clogged impeller.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Hayward vari flo filtering system

Check to make sure the plumbing is in the correct inlet/outlet on the valve head. Sounds like it's plumbed backwards. Inlet is from the pump, out to pool...

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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SOURCE: problems with hayward vari flow valve.

It sounds like you might just need to replace your valve. They are fairly inexpensive. Try contacting this company. They will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do (free advice) and will have the parts necessary if you do need to buy a new pool filter or new parts.

Backyard City Pools 888-751-0101 or www.backyardcity.com

Just let them know that you need to speak with the person in charge of pools. He will be able to help.

Posted on May 24, 2010

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How to replace filter sand


  1. Open air relief and drain plug to allow air into filter and water out.
  2. Take apart filter, remove all nuts/bolts/screws/fasteners and separate the filter. Could need some force to separate
  3. Use a shop vac to suck out the sand or a cup, be careful not to be too violent, if you damage laterals sand will go into the pool
  4. Check the laterals, No cracks or damage
  5. Close drain plug.
  6. Go to pool/home store buy POOL SAND. Amount required should should be posted on the filter somewhere. any extra will go into pool, or backwash out.
  7. Add some water about halfway of the filter, slowly add sand back into filter, dont be too violent. be careful not to get sand into any piping it will go back into pool.
  8. Prime the pump(add water to it) backwash the filter for 2~3 minutes
  9. Close air relief
  10. Run pump on normal open air relief as need to let excess air out .
Done!

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I overfilled my pool and need to drain the excess


if you have a sand filter. you can economize and perform a long backwash cycle. this will clean the sand and lower the water level. otherwise, just use the drain/waste option. if you have a cartridge filter, your manufacturer should have installed a three way drain valve between the pump and filter. by turning this valve, the water will be diverted from the filter to waste

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How do I backwash pentair ccp420 system?


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What setting do you put it on to drain the pool for plaster repair


There is usually a setting on the handle that says "Drain" but if not you can always use the Backwash setting to get all the water out of the pool or at least most of it.

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I need to know what all the settings are like bacwash filter on the valve system


FILTER is the valve position when the system is in the normal filtering mode.
When you backwash the filter you first need to turn off the pump, place in BACKWASH position, and run the motor for 45 seconds (or until the backwash water is clear). Turn off pump and run in the FILTER position for 15 seconds. Repeat twice more.
The RINSE position is to clear any dirt in initial start-up cleaning, plus resetting filter bed after backwashing.
The WASTE
position is for vacuuming directly to waste, lowering pool level, or draining the pool.
The CLOSED position is for shutting off all flow through the valve.
The RECIRCULATE position allows water to flow from the pump through the valve and directly to the pool.

You will probably only to use the FILTER, BACKWASH and maybe the RINSE valve position. The RINSE position is not as important as indicated by the fact that many backwash valves don't have a RINSE position.

I hope this helps.


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I have a S7MD60 filter that has to be taken apart to backwash/clean. I read there is a backwash on some of these models. Is there a way of changing this over (buying parts) so I can backwash similar to a...


When cleaning pool filters that use cartridges, there is never going to be a backwash option. The cartridges can be cleaned and reused, but you have to take them out of the unit in order to clean them.

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I have the pentair 011523 whisperflo and our spool is going to overflow from all the rain we have been having. I know that there is a way to attach a hose flip a switch and drain some of the water to...


To drain the pool, you have to change the position of your "backwash" valve.
Shut off the pump.
See if there is a DRAIN position on the backwash valve.
You could probably use the BACKWASH position, too, only water will go through the filter and then out the normal backwash pipe.
Turn the pump on briefly to see which pipe water comes out. Shut the pump.
Put discharge hose on that pipe.
Turn pump on until pool is low enough.
Return backwash valve to filter position.
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After I vacuum the pool, backwash it and then turn the filter system back on it blows in a lot of green water back into the pool. What should I do?


1st Green water is algee. Kill the algee in the pool. 2nd when you're finished backwashing the filter. Stop pump and move valve handle to rinse position. Then restart pump. Run in rinse mode until glass is clear. Then stop pump again, and move lever to filter position. When you're backwashing, you're reversing the flow of the water through the filter. When you switch directly back to filter, anything left loose in the filter flows back to the pool. When you select rinse, it reverses the flow back to normal, but keeps the water going to the waste outlet until clear, that way that green puff of water will go out the drain. You can get complete manuals from www.haywardnet.com

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How do i drain my pool with a hayward variflow pump?


To Flush out the filter with the backwash setting. The backwash setting releases trapped particles from the filter back into the swimming pool. You may need to alternate between the rinse and backwash settings until the water runs clear in order to unblock your filtration system and flush out clogs. To Rinse away dislodged items from the backwash setting. The rinse setting flushes clean water through the pipes and carries away any particles or clogs freed during the backwashing. To Drain the pool select waste on the multiport valve. This sends the water directly to the drain rather than back into the swimming pool. Close the filtration equipment and stop the pump with the closed setting. You should only use the closed setting when you turn the pump off. This function allows you to remove the strainer basket, clean the filter tank and perform other swimming pool maintenance on the filtration system.

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