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Water dripping out of backwash port when handle is on filter

I have the filter handle of filter so the water is going into the pool, however there is a drip coming out of the backwash port. I put a nozzle on it with a ball valve to try and keep it from leaking out, but it is still dripping from that too. it is coming out of the end, not where I screw the nozzle into. Is there a screw cap I can put on the backwash valve to keep it closed?

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You might have it overfilled with sand. It's getting into the seats of the valves.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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I,ve just opened my pool and when I backwash the filter the water comes out at very high pressure. This is not normally the case certainly not for the last 10 year. Is there a problem with the filter,


No.
Nothing in filter will increase water pressure. Whatever water the pump sucks in will flow out of whatever port is open, in the case of backwash, a Waste port open. So... What the pumps takes in, you will see flow out when you backwash.
No problems that I can think of to look for.

May 13, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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Backwashing A Sand Filter with A Push/Pull Slide Valve or Multiport Valve


Lots of people are first time pool owners and pool professionals forget to teach these "newbies" about the simplest aspects of pool ownership.

One of the biggest questions we receive from new homeowners is "How do I go about backwashing my sand filter exactly?"

It doesn't matter if you have a Hayward, Pentair, Jandy, Sta-Rite or any other number of Sand Filters on the market they all utilize the same basic valves for backwashing; a push/pull slide valve or a multiport valve.


To backwash with a multiport valve:
1) Shut off pump motor.
2) Press down on valve handle, rotate valve from FILTER to BACKWASH position.
3) Roll out any backwash hose or open any waste line valves.
4) Open air bleeder assembly on filter, and turn pump on.
5) Watch pressure gauge for backpressure and hose for kinks. Be prepared to shut off pump quickly.
6) After hose fills with water, run for 3 - 5 minutes or until water runs clear.
7) Shut off pump motor and move multiport valve handle to RINSE position. Run on rinse for 15 - 25 seconds.
8) Shut off pump motor and move multiport valve handle to FILTER position.
9) Turn pump back on and note lower pressure.
10) Roll up backwash hose so the dogs use it as a chew toy.


To Backwash a sand filter with a slide valve:
1) Shut off pump motor, roll out backwash hose.
2) Twist to unlock plunger T-handle, push or pull(depending on manufaturer) the plunger 2" - 3".
3) Open air bleeder assembly on filter, and turn pump on.
4) Watch pressure gauge for backpressure and hose for kinks. Be prepared to shut off pump quickly.
5) After hose fills with water, run for 3 - 5 minutes or until water runs clear.
6) Shut off pump motor and push T-handle back down into locked position.
7) Turn pump back on and note lower pressure.
8) Roll up backwash hose.

Now you are a backwash Guru!

More tips and tricks are available form The Ugly Pool Guy, www.WeFixUglyPools.com

on Dec 14, 2010 | Pool & Spa

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Hayward 220T pool filter is leaking water; could it be the multi-port valve needs to be replaced?


if coming out of top where handle is yes if out backwash line yes make sure unions are tight also

Dec 30, 2013 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Hayward sand filter


Reference your pressure gauge as the 12:00 position. Going clockwise-
12:00 is Filter, normal running position
2:00 is Waste, water goes from pool and exits the waste line, bypassing filter.
4:00 is Closed, used only when servicing equipment
6:00 is Backwash, reverses water through the filter and goes out the waste line.
8:00 is Recirculate, water bypasses filter and returns to pool.
10:00 is Rinse, water goes through filter and exits to waste line, used briefly after backwashing to clear sediment from filter.
Note that the "pointer," not the handle that you grab, indicates which setting you are on.

May 19, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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Variflo valve SP 714T..I changed the diffuser with seal attached..filter when it is in the filter position, pumps water out of the back wash port. Tried rotating handle and bumping it down..sprays water...


You just installed the handle backwards when you put it on....backwash & filter are 180 degrees opposed.
Take it apart, push the pin through and rotate handle 180 degrees before you reinstall pin.....no worries.

Jun 19, 2012 | Pool & Spa

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My pump is on filter but is draining the water out please help


The water Has to be going out the 'backwash' or 'waste' line.Either that or you have a leak in the plumbing. If the backwash/waste valve is set in the 'filter' position and there is still water escaping through the backwash/waste line, it means that the o-ring or spider gasket needs to be replaced or re-seated. If it is a multi-port valve (one that you spin to select the setting as opposed to a 'push/pull valve) you can try shutting off the pump; do a complete turn, 360 degrees, from the 'filter' setting all the way back to the 'filter' setting. This sometimes helps the spider gasket re-seat

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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

Jul 20, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Hayward filter problem


YOUR HANDLE IS NOT SEATING IN THE RIGHT POSITION THERE IS A SPROCKET UNDER HANDLE THAT MAY BE DAMAGED TRYSETTING HANDLE TO DIFFERENT POSITIONS SEVERAL TIMES IT MAY HAVE DEBRIS UNDER IT MAKE SURE PUMP IS OFF.TAKE HANDLE ASSEMBLY OFF AND CHECK SPOCKET

Aug 04, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Leaking from the backwash port in the filter position


it is not seated all the way try turnig to different positions several times if this does not work it probably sprocket wheel under handle assembly is bad or unseated make sure pump is off when changing positions

Jun 28, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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