What does the "whirlpool" setting do?

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What does the "whirlpool" setting do?

Postby jsthomps » Fri 26 Aug, 2005 17:07

I just bought a house that has a pool. I have a Jacuzzi Sand Filter With a Dial Valve. The settings are:
- filter
- backwash
- drain
- rinse
- winterize
- whirlpool
With the exception of "whirlpool" I know what each setting does. What does the “whirlpool” setting do? Is it the same a "recirculate"?


Postby Guest » Sun 11 Sep, 2005 21:45

Just a direct flow back into the pool. Pretty useless unless you have a fountain or something. Also good for leaves and bugs, but nothing passes through the sand in the filter

What does the "whirlpool" setting do?

Postby mj » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 07:31

What is the rinse setting on sand filter for?
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Re: What does the "whirlpool" setting do?

Postby paulbest » Tue 09 Aug, 2016 22:46

The whirlpool feature bypasses the filter. The reason for this is that the filter will decrease the water flow and pressure, so bypassing it will create greater flow from the return line.

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