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The handle is stuck and won't allow me to go from 'filter' to 'backwash'. Why? What should I do?

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  • Barrett Palumbo
    Barrett Palumbo Dec 31, 2010

    has it been cold or freezing

  • Stephen Dorje
    Stephen Dorje Jan 01, 2011

    Is it a push/pull backwash valve or rotary type?

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Old triton pool sand filter....2 orange valves.. What is the position for filtering and backwashing?


orange valves are for the returns the backwash is the skinny rod with the black handle check flow of pool I think up is backwash down is filter

Sep 09, 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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How to use back wash


backwash is easy. dont let it scare you.
here are the steps:
-turn off pump
-roll out backwash hose
-push down on handle and rotate to backwash
-turn pump back on
-depending on type of filter, run for minimum 2 minutes (watch discharge water. run until it is clear) if there is a glass vial, you can watch that until water is clear.
-turn off pump
-push down on handle and rotate to rinse
-turn on pump and run for 30 seconds (water will leave discharge hose)
-turn off pump
-push down handle and rotate to filter
-you can run pump immediately

May 20, 2014 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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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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Lost manual and forgot how to backwash filter.


Shut off the pump, press down and rotate the valve handle to point to the backwash setting. Turn pump back on and run until water coming out is clear. Shut off and rotate handle to rinse setting, turn back on and run for 15 seconds. Turn off and rotate handle to filter and turn back on.

Apr 11, 2010 | Hayward Pro Series 18" Above Ground Pool...

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Stuck multivalve head handle


that means the filter is sendind sand back to the pool if it does the filter latteral must be replace . not a easy job

Aug 18, 2009 | Hayward Pro Series 18" Above Ground Pool...

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Water still flowing out waste when filter is in filter mode.


The gasket inside the valce is either out of place or damaged. You can rebuild the valve with a gasket set. For a quote on the repair kit, send your valve model number using our contact form at www.arrowpools.net and we can identify the correct kit for you.

Jul 12, 2009 | Pentair FILTER TANK BOTTOM, 48 SQFT

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Why does water constantly flow out of the backwash, even if the filter is on "filter"


You have sand or somthing stuck in you spider gaskit.
Take apart and clean.
OR
Move handle around and hope it will dis-lodge iteam.
Be-careful not to damage spider gaskit 'O' ring.

Jul 11, 2009 | Pentair FILTER TANK BOTTOM, 48 SQFT

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How do I backwash my Pentair Vertical Grid DE filter?


For instructions on backwashing and other trouble shooting, you need an Owner's Manual. You can find one online at the following link:

http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/FNSPlusVerticalGridDEFilterOM.pdf

The way you backwash this filter is easy once you get the hang of it!

The first thing you will do is turn off the system, change the valve position to the Backwash position. If you have a Multiport Valve, you will press down on the handle and spin it so that the knotch is pointed to BACKWASH. If you have a Slide Valve, only has two positions, up and down, you turn the handle so that the metal pin is out of the holder and move the handle in the opposite direction. You will need to turn the handle to lock the pin into position.

Once this is done, you will turn on your pump. Pentair recommends that you backwash for 1 minute, then turn off the pump.

If you have the Slide Valve, you will put it back into the FILTER position and then turn the pump back on for 1 minute. If you have the Multiport Valve, you will put it in the RINSE position and then turn the pump back on for 1 minute.

Pentair recommends that you do this cycle a total of three times, backwash/rinse, backwash/rinse, backwash/rinse. AFTER the third time, you will need to open the Air Release Valve at the top of the filter while the pump is OFF and the valve position in back on FILTER. Once this is done, turn on the pump. When you have a steady stream of water coming out of the Air Release Valve, close that up. This way you have no air in the system.

Now, you will mix your DE "Slurry" in a bucket. Depending on your model of filter, you will measure out your DE and mix with water to the consistancy of milk. **IF it is just a backwash, you will only add 80% of the original amount of DE. You only add the total 100% of DE when you completely take the filter apart and clean it out.**

You will slowly pour the slurry into the skimmer that is closest to the pump. This will allow the DE to evenly coat the grids in the filter. Wait about 5 minutes and then check the pressure gauge on the filter. Once the PSI reaches 8 to 10 PSI above this number, it is time to backwash.

Jul 09, 2009 | Hayward EC-40 DE Pool Filter with pump

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Water dripping out of backwash port when handle is on filter


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

Jun 20, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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