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Vacuuming to Filter

When vacuuming to filter what should be the off/on position of the vacuum, skimmer and drain valves?

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If you are vacuuming through your skimmer, your multiport should be set to filter and you can close down the main drain valve to increase the suction while your vacuuming.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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All valves should be open or 'on', the multiport valve (on the filter) should be set on 'filter'.

What do you mean by drain valves though?

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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What setting do I putmy pump on to vacuum sand out of my pool. I have the sandman 22"?


I'm not familiar with that particular brand, but if you want to get sand out of your pool you should first make sure you're ready to vacuum (with the plate firmly in the skimmer box and connected to your hose and then to your pole with the vacuum head), then turn the multi-port valve (MPV) to 'waste'. If your equipment is below the water line then water may start to come out your waste line - not a drama. Next, just turn the pump on and you will be vacuuming sand straight through the pump and out to wherever your waste line goes.

Be careful to ensure that you don't let the waterline in the pool get below the level of the skimmer box, because if you start to suck air you increase the likelihood of damaging your pump. A good idea is to top up the pool as much as you can with a hose before you start vacuuming, and then top it up again as necessary as your going along.

If you do need to top up the pool, be sure to get your water tested as soon as you can afterward, then top it up with whatever chemicals you may need.

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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.


Sep 05, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Sticker wore off on the filter. which button backwashes? the pool is about to overflow.


b> VALVE SETTING FUNCTIONS OF VALVE POSITIONS FLOW DIRECTION THROUGH VALVE FILTER PUMP - TOP - THROUGH FILTER - BOTTOM - RETURN For normal filtration and vacuuming pool through filter. BACKWASH b> PUMP - BOTTOM - THROUGH FILTER - TOP - WASTE For reversing flow for cleaning filter. RINSE b> PUMP - TOP - THROUGH FILTER - BOTTOM - WASTE For initial start-up cleaning, plus resetting filter bed after backwashing. WASTE b> PUMP - WASTE For vacuuming directly to waste, lowering pool level/draining pool. CLOSED b> NO CIRCULATION PAST PUMP PORT For shutting off all flow to filter and pool. RECIRCULATE b> PUMP - RETURN For bypassing filter, but circulating pool water. May be plumbed for "off-system" pool water access. Ideal for Jet-Air® fittings. WINTER b> VALVE NOT IN USE
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Aug 28, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Good morning...I have a DE Hayward Sand Filter and yesterday after I was done vacuuming the pool I set the valve back on the FILTER position. However, instead of filtering it was filtering water out of my...


this usually happens when the gasket inside the dial valve has been compromised and ruined. It allows water to drain out and sometime the sand to go into the pool.
you will need a repair kit for the dial valve and that should solve your problem

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Aug 22, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Hey i find when im vacuming the dirt i pick up from the bottom of the pool just goes threw the filter and back into the pool, what should i do?


The multi-port valve should be in the WASTE position when vacuuming. Make sure there is enough water in the pool to stay above the skimmer when vacuuming .

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We have a hayward 244t sand filter. I was trying to learn how it works. I was trying to vacuum the pool but all the trash is coming back into the pool. What do I do?


For regular vacuuming, these pool filters should be set to the "filter" setting filter control valve. However, if you have a heavy load or the debris seems to be coming back into the water, you can try vacuuming with the filter set to the "waste" position. This will bypass the filter and vacuum directly out to waste.

Mar 13, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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Dial a flow question


Ok the first on the PSV valve. the 1/2 position should really be 1+2. You have two linlets to your pump. One from the skimmer and one from the main drain in the floor of the pool. When you select port 1 it will be one or the other perhaps 1 would be skimmer and 2 would main drain. You can select one and see if the flow stops in the skimmer. That will tell you which is which, depends on how it was plumbed. Position 1+2 combines the two flows. I normally select both, If my pool gets a lot of grass and leaves, I select skimmer only or when I vacuum. I select main drain only when there is more debris at the bottom. OK recirc is only recirculating within the piping system bypassing the filter. You can dowload a complete manual of your filter and components from www.haywardnet.com. Green water: Ok your chemicals are right? Free Chlorine, total chlorine? hardness, calcium, pH, alkalinity? Well most pool companies want you to buy some algaecide and that can't hurt, but I'd shock your pool if it's dark green I'd put it 4-6 gallons of liquid chlorine, if its light green 2-4 gallons. This is when I'd use recirculate. Allow this to mix without filtering for a couple of hours. Turn the pump off and allow to set overnight. In the morning you should have much clearer water, with green slime sitting on the bottom. Vacuum this to waste very gently so as not to remix algee.IF this doesn't work you'll need som floculant and repeat the opeation folling the directions on the floculant Restart filter, keep chlorine level high above 5-10ppm for a day or two and keep filtering. If it is still cloudy now,add some filter aid. In hot weather, don't let that free level go below 4ppm. Don't allow anyone to swim while chlorene level is high. Be sure to us test strips that indicate free and total chlorine.

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Will a 240 hayward sand filter with the SPX0710X32 valve, allow


If they are to much for the pump basket you can try filter by-pass. Another thing could be a tool called a leaf master that hooks on your garden hose and sweeps any and all light stuff from pool and collects in a bag big enough to hold it all in one sitting.

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Did you use a trash plate? If not you have something stuck in the pipes and need to use an air compressor and blow from pump with main closed. Debris should shoot out!

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