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Backwashing Tips for a Smooth Running Pool Filtration System

The key to maintaining a healthy pool – the filter system

All pool owners realise how important it is to keep your pool clean, because after all, people don’t find it particularly appealing swimming in a particle filled and cloudy pool.

Dirty pools can also be a safety hazard, as opaque water makes it difficult to see the bottom of the pool.

The key to maintaining a healthy pool and good water quality is an efficient and effective pool filtration system, as filtration not only removes particles that can leave swimmers prone to water borne illnesses, but also works effectively against microbes and bacteria in the pool water.

Backwashing your pool filtration system

Regular backwashing is a key principle to keeping your pools filtration system clean. So here’s all you need to know about backwashing and your pool.

The Principle behind backwashing:

Backwashing simply flushes away all of the larger particles that have been trapped in your pool filtration system by reversing the flow of water, and sending the waste away, back through a hose connected to the pools pump.

By cleaning the pool filter, it makes it easier for the pools water to flow through, lowering the filters gauge pressure. The pressure can quickly build up, however, as the debris continues to build up in using the pool.

How much use your pool gets and whether or not it is surrounded by shrubs and trees will determine how often you should backwash your pool. However, it is considered acceptable amongst many in the industry to backwash once every week.

To find the most accurate information on backwashing your filter, and how often it should occur, check your pool manufacturer’s guidelines, or ask for expert advice at your local pool management company.