What is the Whirlpool setting on my pool filter?


Tara Needham   |   Member since 2012  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Re: What does the " whirlpool " setting do? The whirlpool feature bypasses the filter. The reason for this is that the filter will decrease the water flow and pressure, so bypassing it will create greater flow from the return line.

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Tyson Dobson   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Furthermore, what does the winterize setting on my pool pump do?

After a backwash and rinse, place the valve to the winterize setting on the top mount valve. This will allow water to drain from the valve. Place the sand filter, pump, hoses, and the drain cap in a dry, safe place until the pool is ready to be used again.

Furthermore, when would you use recirculate on pool filter? RECIRCULATE. This setting is used to bypass the filter during certain pool cleanups and chemical treatments when you don't want the water contaminating the sand. Water enters the valve through the "PUMP" port and exits back to the pool through the "RETURN" port.


Ryan Paterson   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Consequently, is recirculate the same as whirlpool?

Whirlpool is the same as recirculate.


Marvin Roberts   |   Member since 2010  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What does Rinse do in pool filter?

In a sand filter, the rinse cycle allows water to flow back down through the sand to flush out any remaining dirt and debris from the filter and piping. The rinse cycle also restratifies (deposits in layers) the sand, letting it resettle in the filter tank.


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Does an above ground pool freeze solid?

Aboveground Wall Collapse: If a pool begins to leak water, while the winter pool cover is frozen solid into the ice sheet either the cover will rip, or the pool walls will collapse inward. Water expands about 9% when it freezes, so use enough Air Pillows to cover about 10% of the pool surface area.


Shelby Hastings   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

How do you winterize a pool pump and filter?

How to Winterize a Pool Pump and FilterProtect Against Freezing. Remove the Water in your Pool Pump and Filters. Step 1: If you have a heater turn it off. Step 2: Turn off the power to your pump. Step 3: Disconnect your pump and filter. Step 4: Make sure the water has drained out of the pump. Step 5: Remove the drain cap from the underside of your filter.


Estrella Gilmore   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

What's the difference between filter and recirculate on a pool pump?

The recirculate setting on a swimming pool filter is actually used to bypass the filter mechanism. Recirculate allows the water to flow out of the pool and back into it again without running through the sand or diatomaceous earth in the filtration system.


Noah Alldridge   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What's the difference between rinse and backwash?

Rinse runs water in the same direction that normal filtering does. Backwash runs it through the sand in the opposite direction. Rinse is to clear any dirt out of the clean side of the sand before you start sending it back to the pool.


Ronald Wellington   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Should pool pump run continuously?

Although it's generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. 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.


Ethan Roman   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

How do you bypass a pool filter?

Bypass your filter so algae doesn't flow back into your pool with vacuum to waste.Turn off the pump. Move the multiport valve to the waste setting. Turn the pump back on. Close all skimmer lines except for one. Close your main drain down to 50% Set up your vacuum the way you normally would for regular vacuuming.


Leilani Clifford   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

Do you vacuum pool on waste or filter?

To begin vacuuming your pool: If you do have this option, it is highly recommended that whenever you have algae, you will need to vacuum to waste. This option allows you to vacuum the algae up and send it out through the backwash line, avoiding getting algae into your filter sand.


Carmen Owens   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Can I leave my sand filter out all winter?

The Filter Bring your filter indoors for winter storage. If the weight of the sand makes this too difficult, you can leave it outside if you remove all the drain plugs. With the plugs removed, freezing water or condensation that builds up inside the filter tank won't crack it.


Bridget Goldsmith   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How long should a pool pump run?

8 hours


Ilona Townend   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Can I vacuum my pool on backwash?

Vacuuming pool with filter valve in "backwash" position. The pool will clean up nicely like this until the valve is turned back to the normal "filter" position. That's when all of the dirt and debris (that was just vacuumed out of the pool) blows back into the pool through the returns.


Vanessa Hopkins   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Do I need to rinse after backwash?

The backwash reverses the flow of water, lifts up and flushes the sand, and then expels the dirty water via a waste line into the ground or drain. In order to ensure against residual blowback into the pool, once you've finished backwashing it is highly advisable to rinse the filter.


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