Why do you backwash a pool?
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.
Do all pools need to be backwashed?
Unless your pool gets really dirty, you should not need to backwash it beyond your scheduled maintenance. Another theory recommends to backwash when the pressure gauge is about 8 to 10 psi (pound-force per square inch) over the starting level.
How do you backwash an above ground pool?
How to Backwash an Above-Ground PoolTurn off the pool pump.Turn the valve to the backwash position.Turn on the backwash valve and let water run through the backwash hose for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the water coming out runs clear. Turn off the pump.Put the filter valve on the rinse position.More items
How many hours should pool pump run?
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.
Where does the water go when you backwash a pool?
When you backwash a pool, you send water backward through the filter, and out the waste or drain port. This forces all the debris caught in the filter to dislodge so you can easily remove it and restore the filters normal functioning level.
What time of day is best to shock a pool?
evening The ideal time to shock your pool is in the evening after all swimming is complete. In the evening because the sun will not be boiling the chlorine out of your pool, and after everyone is done swimming because shocking is going to bring the chlorine level up to a level that may be irritating to skin and eyes.
How long can a pool pump run continuously?
If you want to activate the pump once a day, start with six hours, but never go lower than five hours, especially in the summer. If your pool is in constant use, you may need to run the pump for up to eight hours per day, frequently checking the water clarity and chemical balance.
Should I run my pool pump at night or day?
Its always best to run the pool pump during the hottest times of the day. The sun is one of the causes of chlorine depletion in your pool. The water moving around helps protect the chlorine from being burnt out from the sun.