Your Swimming Pool filter will need to be regularly backwashed to remove any dirt from the sand. Always backwash the filter after vacuuming the pool or at least on a weekly basis.
NOTE - Make sure boiler is switched off and allowed to cool before starting the backwash procedure.
1. Turn off pump
2. Turn MULTIPORT handle to backwash position
3. Open valve on backwash line (if fitted)
4. Turn pump on
5. Leave to run for approx. 90 seconds. There is usually a sight on the MULTIPORT to see the water clear
6. Turn off pump
7. Turn MULTIPORT handle to rinse
8. Turn pump on
9. Leave to run for approx. 20 seconds
10. Turn off pump
11. Turn MULTIPORT handle back to filtration
12. Turn pump on and recommence filtration
13. Close valve on backwash line (if fitted)
Your pool water needs to be tested on a regular basis. Each individual test kit is different but the principal is the same. Fill the tester with water and add the appropriate tablet to the test tube.
Add DPD 1 for chlorine testing and Phenol Red for PH testing.
Shake the tester until both tablets are dissolved then compare the test with the colour chart.
The ideal range for chlorine is between 1.0 – 2.0 ppm and PH between 7.2 -7.6. When adding chemicals add little and often as this will keep a stable level rather than an erratic variation.
Troubleshooting Guides from Fi-Clor. Please download the PDFs relevant to your requirements.
2. Chlorine Odour Eye Sting
3. Cloudy Water
4. Coloured Water
6. Green Hair
7. High pH
8. Low pH
9. No Chlorine Reading
11. pH Bounce
12. pH Resistance to Movement
14. Spa Pools
15. Above Ground Pools
1.Fit the vac pole, vac head and the hose together. This should be carried out near to the Skimmer or vac point, stretch the hose along the pool surround and then place the vac head into the pool.
2. Feed the hose into the water slowly, this will fill the hose with water and remove any air.
3. Fit the end of the hose onto the vac point or onto a vac plate that fits over the skimmer basket or place the hose end directly into the hole in the base of the skimmer.
4. Check that the skimmer valve or vac line valve is fully opened and all other suction valves are shut. Keep the vac head under water or the pumps prime will be lost.
5. Slowly vac the pool. If you vac too quickly debris will be pushed into suspension and not sucked up. Backwash the filter if the suction becomes Laboured.
6. Always backwash the filter after vacuuming the pool and check the pump and skimmer baskets for debris.
7. After vacuuming the pool return the valves to their normal operating positions and remove the vac equipment from the pool and store safely away from the pool and out of sunlight.
It is recommended that at the start of the season or if the pool is very dirty that you vac the pool with the multiport valve in the “waste” position.
The water then bypasses the filter and goes directly to waste. This operation reduces the level of the water, which must be topped up.
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