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The diatomaceous earth filter for backwashing purposes operates on a similar principle to sand but will not require a pressure rise. The maximum pressure rise, usually 12-16 lbs is more important with this platform to avoid damage to the filter itself and early backwashing will not hurt the overall filter performance. It may be prudent, [...]
BACKWASHING YOUR SAND FILTER
Sand filters must plug and have pressure rise on their gauge to remove small particles from the pool. A functional pressure gauge is necessary to successfully operate the pool. Pools with 1970 to 1980 slide valves instead of multiport valves should upgrade the slide valve to a 6 way multiport as their [...]
Three basic types of filters exist for both above ground and in-ground swimming pools:
• Sand Filter
• Diatomaceous Earth
It is important to confirm the size of filter is adequate for your pool and your pool pump is rated for your filter. Generally the filter cannot be oversized, in other words the bigger the better. An undersized filter will [...]