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Big pappa bear


Postby Big pappa bear » Sat 20 May, 2006 14:20

i am a new pool owner and my pool has a haywood sand filter, i need to bachwash my filter so when i go to backwash do i have to clsose the valve to the skimmer and then open the valve to the drain to start the backwash process?? or just turn the handle to backwash????


Postby Guest » Sun 21 May, 2006 10:59

Prabpably does not matter - but I would keep them both open.
Shut off the pump, turn the handle. The valve actually reverses the water flow internally and diverts it out the waste pipe.

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