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Pump turns off when trying to backwash

Usually it doesn't cause a problem when I turn on my filter; SOMETIMES it will throw a circuit but then I can eventually get it to work. BUT when I go to backwash, it runs for about 20 sec. then shuts off and throws off my main circuit line EVERY TIME..resulting on NOT being able to backwash correctly - AND GREEN WATER!

Can I go from backwash, to rinse, to filter without having to turn the pump off and on again; I THINK that may be causing the problem. AND WHY IS there a problem with the circuit..does it really draw that much more power to backwash than to filter?

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    Amy Markham Jul 04, 2010

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Hi,

No, you can go backwash to rinse then to filter without having to turn the pump off and on again.

This is the step you will follow if you want to backwash.

Shut off the power. Before starting the backwash process, you need to power down the pool filter.

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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.


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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.

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