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tony5150
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My Pool: 9000 gallon doughboy above ground,
hayward elite 200 filter
hayward power flow LX pump
titatnium heat pump
Location: oregon

How to operate filter and pump

Postby tony5150 » Mon 05 Sep, 2011 15:30

just bought house with pool and no instructions how to use it , its above ground 9000 gallon pool, 3/4 of it was empty with algea, filled it up and put one pound shock, water is milky colored now
I need step by step instruction on how to run filter and motor, they are both hooked up properly just don't know what setting on filter I need to use , paid a pool guy to show me, he was cluecless and senile, he was able to hook up all parts . all I need is what setting to use to start running filter , hayward e200 sand filter. I think basic operation is same on all these, tried to find it on line was not successfull, if some one could explain pressure also would be great .thanks


TSH Tech

How to operate filter and pump

Postby TSH Tech » Tue 06 Sep, 2011 02:27

You have a sand filter, in the summer, you are going to need to run the filter for a duration of a minimum of 6 hours during the hottest part of the day. Wintertime, you can trim down the hours of filtration to 4 hours.

* Ensure you have a working pressure gauge, if not, it will need to be replaced.

- Filtering
Make sure the lever is set to "Filter" when the pool is filtering

- Backwash/Cleaning the Filter
After you have backwashed the filter, you want to make note of the pressure gauge, because when that goes 5-10 lbs OVER that reading, it will be time to clean the filter again.

Step1) Switch pump OFF
2) move the lever to "BACKWASH"
3) make sure the water discharge hose is placed away from from the filtration equipment. If you do no know what or where that is, you'll find out on step 4.
4) Switch pump ON
5) Water will discharge. If you have the Hayward Vari-Flo valve, there will be a small view glass on the side that will let you see the color of the water. At first, the dirty water is light brown colored, when it starts to get clear, SWITCH PUMP OFF.
6) Turn the lever to "RINSE"
7) Switch pump ON
8) Again, you want to check the view glass to see that the water goes from light brown to clear again. Or just run it for about 1 minute, whichever happens first.
9) Switch pump OFF
10) Turn lever to "FILTER"
11) Switch pump ON
Your filter cleaning is now complete.

Sand filters and the sand media are good for about 10 years. Once in a while in between that time you will need to run a sand filter cleaning treatment, in which the complete instructions will be on the bottle.
ambassadorpool
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My Pool: Get specialist for above ground swimming pools by Ambassador pools .
Location: uk

How to operate filter and pump

Postby ambassadorpool » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 05:15

Conceptually, above ground swimming pools are pretty simple -- they're just big basins of water. But on a hot summer day, a swimming pool can seem like the greatest invention known to man. And as it turns out, there really is a lot of cool technology at work in your average pool -- much more than you might expect.

In this article, we'll find out how pools are built, and we'll take a look at the plumbing system that keeps the water clean and chemically balanced.

A typical above ground pool needs seven major components:

* A basin
* A motorized pump
* A water filter
* A chemical feeder
* Drains
* Returns
* PVC plastic plumbing connecting all of these elements

The basic idea is to pump water in a continual cycle, from the pool through the filtering and chemical treatment systems and back to the pool again. In this way, the pumping system keeps the water in the pool relatively free of dirt, debris and bacteria. Some pools also include heaters in the mix, in order to keep the water at a certain temperature.
Blertsie
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My Pool: Pool is about 20000 liters, beach pool, with rock and plant features, sand filter.
Location: Cape Town

How to operate filter and pump

Postby Blertsie » Sat 03 Dec, 2011 09:07

Hi

I have noticed my pool loses water fairly quickly, after patching up every crack I could spot, I finally saw that when my pump is set to filter, it pushes water out of the overflow (where the backwash usually comes out). What could be the problem

Regards
Johan
zippy_gg
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My Pool: Old inground pool, not sure of the size because of the shape, 8ft at deepest end, attached spa. no heater (anymore), Hayward DE filter, Whisperflow pump about to be replaced with energy efficient variable speed.
Location: Woodland Hills

How to operate filter and pump

Postby zippy_gg » Fri 23 Dec, 2011 12:20

You may have a defective seal on the backwash valve
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rosalind
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My Pool: Private pool with 3.7 × 7.3 m
Location: India

How to operate filter and pump

Postby rosalind » Wed 30 May, 2012 22:16

TSH Tech wrote:You have a sand filter, in the summer, you are going to need to run the filter for a duration of a minimum of 6 hours during the hottest part of the day. Wintertime, you can trim down the hours of filtration to 4 hours.

* Ensure you have a working pressure gauge, if not, it will need to be replaced.

- Filtering
Make sure the lever is set to "Filter" when the pool is filtering

- Backwash/Cleaning the Filter
After you have backwashed the filter, you want to make note of the pressure gauge, because when that goes 5-10 lbs OVER that reading, it will be time to clean the filter again.

Step1) Switch pump OFF
2) move the lever to "BACKWASH"
3) make sure the water discharge hose is placed away from from the filtration equipment. If you do no know what or where that is, you'll find out on step 4.
4) Switch pump ON
5) Water will discharge. If you have the Hayward Vari-Flo valve, there will be a small view glass on the side that will let you see the color of the water. At first, the dirty water is light brown colored, when it starts to get clear, SWITCH PUMP OFF.
6) Turn the lever to "RINSE"
7) Switch pump ON
8) Again, you want to check the view glass to see that the water goes from light brown to clear again. Or just run it for about 1 minute, whichever happens first.
9) Switch pump OFF
10) Turn lever to "FILTER"
11) Switch pump ON
Your filter cleaning is now complete.

Sand filters and the sand media are good for about 10 years. Once in a while in between that time you will need to run a sand filter cleaning treatment, in which the complete instructions will be on the bottle.


Backwash is good idea to operate filter and pump. It turn the drift of water in the filter pail, so that the water is now coming out all of the beguile particles in the sand and making it again neat
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springkeli

How to operate filter and pump

Postby springkeli » Sun 17 Jun, 2012 17:33

Hi I have had a pool guy do my pool for years so i never paid attention to any of that. Well I should have paid close attention. Could someone explain the workings of the system because there is a lever here and a knob there. Cant get any help off of the internet. I did figure out that if you turn the skimmer valve almost shut it will vacuum the pool. I know how to backwash put DE and thats about it. I have no idea how or what to do to the spa. Help!! Clueless in Cedar Hill[color=#4040FF][/color]

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