Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Postby darwinsti » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 12:55

Can someone please help me out. I am, again, pool illetarate. What is backwashing and how can i do it???
18 x 4 fot intex round vinal pool

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Postby mr_clean » Sun 19 Aug, 2007 13:24

This process uses the pump to reverse the flow of the pool water through the filter to flush out the accumulated debris in the filter. It can take 3-4 backwashes to remove most of the accumulated debris in some filters.

Do you know what type you have? read the sides of the filter lable and it should tell you.

Sand & DE filters are the 2 filters with this unless someone who installed it did not add.

cartridge filters do not have it.

if you need more info and pics you can put backwashing pool filter in search box and look

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