How to backwash a DE filter

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How to backwash a DE filter

In this video, we will cover how to backwash a filter

Overview: Backwashing is used to remove the old DE filter media from the grids so they can be coated with fresh filter media.


  • Backwash the filter when the filter pressure rises 10 PSI
  • The multi-port is used to direct the water into the filter
  • Make sure the backwash hose is not twisted or kinked
  • The recommended number of backwash cycles is three
  • Add three scoops or 3 lbs of DE to the skimmer after backwashing

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