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Sand Filter Backwash Instructions – McKinney Pool Repair Tips

Backwashing McKinney pool sand filters are essential to keeping your pool clean and safe to use. The following 6 steps are instructions on how to perform the task. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, consider using our McKinney Weekly Pool Maintenance program.

  1. Shut off the pump
  2. Ensure that the backwash hose is attached to your pool filter and roll it out to an area that won’t flood. Some sand filters don’t have a backwash hose to roll out because they are hard PVC piped to an underground drain.
  3. Turn the multiport valve clockwise to “Backwash” or a 2 Position Valve to the down position
  4. Turn on pool pump. Watch the water coming through the backwash hose (or in the site glass on hard PVC) until the dirty water turns clear (or approximately 1 to 2 minutes).
  5. Shut off the pool pump and move multi port valve clockwise to the “Rinse” cycle. Turn on pump for approximately 10 to 15 seconds.
  6. Turn off pool pump. Turn the multiport valve clockwise to “Filter”. Turn pump on. Add additional water to maintain the proper level.