What is the closed setting on a pool filter?
Closed: Use for shutting off the flow to the filter and pool. Make sure your pump is off when using this function. Re-circulate: Use for bypassing the filter tank. It is useful during extended periods away from the pool.
Should the pool drain be open or closed?
For proper water circulation, it is best to position the flap so that it is about 2/3 closed. This will allow for more flow through the main drain than through the skimmer, which will promote a “bottom-to-top” circulation throughout the pool.
What is open on a water valve?
Basically, if the handle is turned 90 degrees to the flow, the valve is switched off. Contrastingly, if the handle remains in line with the flow path, it is on, and fully functional in alignment with your shower system.
Which valves should be open on pool pump?
From left to right, they are SPA MAIN DRAIN, CLEANER, SKIMMER, and POOL MAIN DRAIN. For the cleaner to operate at maximum efficiency, only the skimmer and cleaner valves should be open. No other valves should be open. So it is either main drain+skimmer or cleaner+skimmer.
What do all of the pool filter valve positions mean?
You will soon understand what all of the pool filter valve positions mean. There are normally 6 different pool filter settings on a multiport valve which are Filter, Backwash, Waste, Rinse, Recirculate and Closed. Some valves also have an additional 7th position which is Winterize.
What does the filter port on a pool pump do?
The “Filter” position is the most common position you’ll keep the multiport valve set to. Surprise surprise, it’s the position that will filter your pool’s water. The valve has a “Pump” port which takes in water that’s directed from the pool pump and sends it to the filter tank.
What is the “return” port on a pool Valve?
Surprise surprise, it’s the position that will filter your pool’s water. The valve has a “Pump” port which takes in water that’s directed from the pool pump and sends it to the filter tank. Once the water passes through the filter, it will be directed back to the pool via the “Return” port.
What is a multiport valve on a pool filter?
Let’s explore. Even though there are 3 types of pool filters ( sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth/DE ), multiport valves are only used on sand and DE filters. The tanks have a top opening where this valve is inserted and connected, although sometimes the valve is connected to the side of the tank.