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Guide to Filtration settings
Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2007 by
Just in case you've forgotten or this will be the first time......
The filter must run for a minimum of eight hours every day during the season. You cannot over filter the pool, the longer the filter is running the better. The filter system can be set up on a timer to make the 8 hour filtration cycle automatic and to take advantage of off peak power tariffs.
You must turn the pump off each time you move the handle on the top of the filter to its various operational modes. Here's a reminder of the functions of each mode :
Normal filtration of the pool and vacuuming.
To clean dirt out of the filter. Once a week or after vacuuming the pool. Run for about 2 minutes. Dirty water goes down the backwash hose to a drain or soak away.
Immediately after backwashing to clear any residue of dirty water out of the system before returning to FILTRATION mode. Run for about 10 seconds only or until the sight glass clears
To lower the water level in the pool.
Run in this mode for a couple of hours after dosing the pool with chemicals - the water by-passes the filter sand and mixes the chemical doses into the water. This is also a useful mode when priming the pump.
Shuts the water flow off at the filter to enable you to clean out the basket in the ‘strainer pot’ on the pump. Use in conjunction with the shut off valve in front of the pump. Remember to re-open the valves before returning to Filtration mode.
REMEMBER TO TOP THE POOL UP WITH WATER AFTER BACKWASHING AND RINSING.