How do you clean a Doughboy pool filter?
How to Backwash a Doughboy Pool Filter
- Turn off the pool pump.
- Press down lightly on the multiport valve handle and turn to “Backwash.” The handle will drop into place when you push down lightly on it.
- Move the valve handle to “Filter to Waste.” Turn on the sand filter pump and run for 10 seconds.
How much sand goes in a doughboy filter?
FILLING TANK WITH SAND The Silica IITM Filter is designed to hold exactly 130 pounds of #20 crystal sand. This sand can be purchased from your local pool dealer.
What are the positions on a pool filter?
Multiport Valve Settings Demystified:
- The FILTER Position: This is the normal setting for your filter valve.
- The WASTE Position:
- The CLOSED Position:
- The BACKWASH Position:
- The RECIRCULATE Position:
- The RINSE Position:
- The WINTER Position:
When should I rinse my pool filter?
When the pressure gauge reads 8 to 10 pounds per square inch (psi) higher than the start-up reading, it is time to clean or backwash the filter. Most pools must be backwashed and rinsed every two weeks.
How do you know if your pool filter is working?
Add diatomaceous earth (DE) to your pool skimmer, stick to around a scoop or two – no more than the size of a 1lb coffee cup. The moment you do this, go to the pool jets to see if it is returning DE into the pool, or if the water suddenly looks cloudy. If it is, you likely have an issue with your filter.
Can you put too much sand in a pool filter?
Too much sand and your filter will likely not run correctly or may break when reassembling. Too little sand and you will have cloudy water no matter how much your filter runs.
Do you need chemicals with a sand filter?
You need chemicals with a sand filter because they require sanitization, phosphate removal, pH adjustments, and alkalinity alterations.
How often should you backwash an above ground pool?
about once a week
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 filter’s pressure gauge reads 8-10 PSI (pounds per square inch) over the starting level or “clean” pressure.