As a general rule, you should be backwashing your pool about once a week or in conjugation with your scheduled maintenance. Another industry standard is to backwash when your filters pressure gauge reads 8-10 PSI (pounds per square inch) over the starting level or “clean” pressure.
How long should I backwash and rinse my pool?
about 1 to 2 minutes Turn the lever to BACKWASH. Open the valves to the suction and return lines. Start the pump. Rinse the filter for about 1 to 2 minutes or until the water in the sight glass is clear.
What is the purpose of backwashing a pool filter?
Well, as the name suggests, backwashing involves reversing the flow of water through your filter media, be it Zeoplus, sand, glass pearls or diatomaceous earth (DE). This dislodges dirt and debris that may have become trapped, and flushes it out through your multiport valve waste line.
Is backwashing a pool necessary?
One way to keep your swimming pools filter system in working order is through the use of backwashing, or reversing the flow of water through the filter to remove any built-up contaminants. Another necessary time to backwash your pool water is after killing an algae bloom or when treating cloudy water.
How many hours should a pool pump be on?
8 hours Overall, the lessons learned today is you should run your pool pump an average 8 hours a day to properly circulate and clean your water. The pump should push your entire pool in gallons in this 8 hour period of time. Residential pool water only needs to be turned over once daily to have proper filtration.
Is it cheaper to run a pool pump at night?
It may be cheaper to run the pump at night, but honestly you should run it 1 hour a day per 10 degrees of temperature at least, and it should be during the day. Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up.
Is it OK to leave pool pump running?
Ideally, you should run your pump for 24 hours a day, but we know thats unrealistic (and pricey), so lets look for an answer that keeps your pool clean and your wallet full. Generally running your pool pump for 12-hours a day is a good option. For a residential pool the water should turn over at least once per day.