Today we’re going to show you how to drain water out of your swimming pool with the various types of filters. For those of you that have a cartridge filter and you want to drain water out of your swimming pool there are two ways to do that.
First way would be to shut off the pump,and then go to the back of the filter and unscrew the drain plug. Turn the pump back on, let the water run until it reaches the point where you want to drain the water out. Turn the pump back off and put the plug back into the drain plug. Your pump is ready to go! The second way to drain water out of the swimming pool is if your system is plumbed in with a valve in between the pump and the filter. What you are going to do is shut the pump off, rotate the valve so that it blocks the water going to the filter. Then turn the pump on and then water will come out. Drain the water that you need to out of the swimming pool. When you get to the point where you’ve taken out enough water, turn the pump off and then make sure that you turn the 3-way valve back to the regular position so that water can pass from the pump into the filter.
If you have a sand filter these are the steps that you need to take to drain the water out of your swimming pool. The first step is to turn the pump off. Second step is we’re going to roll out our backwash hose in to the yard. Now we’re going to take the multi port valve that’s on top of the sand filter (sometimes it may be on the side) and rotate it in a clockwise direction to “Waste. “Then we’re going to turn the pump back on. After you get the amount of water out of your swimming pool you’re going to turn the pump back off. and then rotate the multi port valve from the “Waste” position in a clockwise direction, all the way back to “Filter”. Go ahead and pick the backwash hose up to help drain all the water out of the hose so when you roll it up it doesn’t have any water in it. If you have a D. E. filter and you want to take water out of your swimming pool, manually shut the pump off at the breaker box. We’re going to take the multi port valve and turn it in a clockwise direction until you get to “Waste”. Turn the pump back on. “click” When you’ve taken enough water out of the swimming pool manually turn the pump off,walk back over to the multi port valve and rotate the handle in a clockwise direction until you get back to “Filter. “Then at that point you can turn the pump back on. If you have any other questions, please call your neighborhood Pinch A Penny for any additional help that you may need.