What setting should my sand filter be on?
The lever should be on the ‘Filter’ setting most of the time. This is the setting that provides normal pool filtration by pushing the water through the filter media (sand, glass beads or D.E) that then traps any dirt and debris before the water is returned to the pool.
What are the settings on a sand filter pump?
What do the settings on my Sand Filter do?
- Filter: Use for normal filtration or vacuuming the pool.
- Backwash: Is used to clean filter sand.
- Rinse: To clean water inside filter tank.
- Waste: Use for vacuuming heavy concentrations of dirt directly to waste.
- Closed: Use for shutting off the flow to the filter and pool.
How long should you run sand filter?
It is recommended that you turn over the water in your pool at least twice a day (refer to chart at bottom of page for your pools capacity). Run filter more in hot weather or with heavy bather load. As a general rule of thumb, turn your sand filter on 1 hour per 10° F of weather.
What setting do you use to vacuum a pool with a sand filter?
To begin vacuuming your pool:
- If you have a sand filter and are vacuuming to waste, set filter to “waste” option.
- Otherwise, leave setting on “filter” and turn pump on to begin vacuuming.
- Vacuum your pool just as you would vacuum your living room, picking up debris or algae as you go.
What setting should my pool pump be on to vacuum?
For routine vacuuming, the filter valve is left in the normal “Filter” position. This directs dirty vacuum water through the pool filter to remove the contaminants, then conveys filtered water through return lines back to the pool. The “Filter” setting is used for light to moderate levels of pool sediment.
Do you remove skimmer basket when vacuuming pool?
Now, here answers the question earlier: do you leave skimmer basket in when vacuuming pool? YES, you need to remove the skimmer or strainer basket before attaching the open end of the hose to the inlet. Finally, plug the open vacuum hose into the suction port.