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When backwash, the system is ok, but when filter the return pressure to pool is low, please advise.

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If your valve has a recirc. position try it there. If the pumps seems to run fine the problem is in the sand bed or the filter itself. Inspect the sand and probably replace it, especially if it is more than 5 years old.

If it still seems to be running poorly you will need to look at the pump or the return lines for issues there.

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At what pressure should you backwash a sand filter


The back pressure at which it's time to backwash a sand filter is about 6-8 psi above the baseline pressure of a clean filter. Just after following the procedure to backwash and rinse your filter, check the sand filter's back pressure at the time you return the pump and filter system back into filter mode. This is the baseline pressure of your clean filter. As the filter gathers particulates from the pool water, the back pressure will rise over time, as indicated on your pressure gauge. Once the pressure reaches 6-8 psi above the baseline, it's time to backwash.

Some advice: Don't assume the baseline pressure will remain the same for your sand filter. The baseline pressure will change over time and when the sand media is replaced. Typicallly baseline pressure will go up slightly over a season due to captured particles that are difficult to backwash out. Use of a filter cleaner will help remove these captured particles.

More advice: Even with the use of filter cleaners and proper backwashing, sand media will not last forever. The constant water flow and movement of particles in the sand over time shears the surface of each little sand grain. Like a river flowing over rocks, over time each sand grain surface is smoothed, and thus its effectiveness for capturing small particles is reduced with ongoing use. A typical rule of thumb is to replace the sand media +/- 5 years. Some pool owners do it more often, some less. It depends on how long your pool season is each year and how much debris the filter much extract from the pool water.

Jul 16, 2014 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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How do I get into the filter to check backwash valve?


you shouldnt have to go inside the filter that is done in the multiport
turn system off turn multiport to backwash till water comes out clean shut off then turn lever to rinse for about 30 seconds turn off pump again turn lever to filter you should see more water pressure coming out of pool return

Sep 10, 2013 | Hayward Pro Series 18" Above Ground Pool...

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Who often should I backwash sandfilter


I would let it run for about a minute depending on how clogged it was. Our backwash drain is very visible so we can see when the dirty water has left the filter, usually about a minute or two.

Apr 06, 2013 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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How to use backwash to waste


When the filter get clogged the pressure in the filter increases and there is less water flow returning to the pool.
If your filter is a sand filter, when you turn the valve to backwash and turn on the pump it reverses the water flow in the sand filter to flush the dirt out of the filter to waste. Look at the window openning in the waste pipe and keep the backwashing goinging until you see clear water.
Then turn off the pump and move the control valve to Rinse, turn on the pump for a few minutes, this returns the water flow back to normal but the water goes to waste to make sure the sand filter is clean.
Turn off the pump and move the control valve to filter and turn on the pump. This mode is the normal operating mode and the pressure gauge in the sand filter will show a drop in pressure.
Some pressure gauge shows a red section to indicate when backwashing should be carried out.

May 02, 2012 | Hayward Pool & Spa

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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
Ifthis answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional detailsprior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problemis solved! Thank you.

Aug 28, 2011 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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How to open pool, fill sand filter with water?


I happen to have a copy of the users manual for this pool filter. These are the instructions for operating your filter.

1. Be sure correct amount of filter sand media is in tank and
that all connections have been made and are secure.
2. Depress Vari-Flo control valve handle and rotate to
BACKWASH* position. (To prevent damage to control valve
seal, always depress handle before turning.)
3. Prime and start pump according to pump instructions (be
sure all suction and return lines are open), allowing the filter
tank to fill with water.
WARNING: ALL SUCTION AND
DISCHARGE VALVES MUST BE OPEN WHEN
STARTING THE SYSTEM. FAILURE TO DO
SO COULD CAUSE SEVERE PERSONAL
INJURY.
Once water flow is steady out the waste line, run the pump for
at least 2 minutes. The initial back-washing of the filter is
recommended to remove any impurities or fine sand particles
in the sand media.
4. Turn pump off and set valve to RINSE position. Start pump
and operate until water in sight glass is clear—about 1/2 to 1
minute. Turn pump off, set valve to FILTER position and
restart pump. Your filter is now operating in the normal filter
mode, filtering particles from the pool water.
5. Adjust pool suction and return valves to achieve desired
flow. Check system and filter for water leaks and tighten
connections, bolts, nuts, as required.
6. Note the initial pressure gauge reading when the filter is
clean. (It will vary from pool to pool depending upon the
pump and general piping system). As the filter removes dirt
and impurities from the pool water, the accumulation in the
filter will cause the pressure to rise and flow to diminish.
When the pressure gauge reading is 8-10 PSI (0.55-0.69
BAR) higher than the initial "clean" pressure you noted, it is
time to backwash (clean) the filter (see BACKWASH under
Filter Control Valve Functions.)

Apr 16, 2010 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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De filter pressure too high water is cloudy


backwash the filter from main drain until sight glass is clear-this will reduce filter pressure. After backwashing return gate valve to filter position, then filter from main drain only. check water chemistry. add a clarifier to water

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Low return pressure


if you are referring to the the guage on the filter, this is really too high. You should backwash and would like to see it down to 8-12. if not, have you changed your sand?. I like to change it every other year.
David

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Sand filter not catching little debris


Filter is being bypassed at backwash valve, due to poor spider gasket in valve, or there is a broken lateral in bottom of sand filter, causing debris to return to pool..

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