What is the recommended daily running time for my salt water pool?
The recommended daily filtration running time depends on the amount of use and the varied weather conditions through summer and winter. Through summer 8hrs a day is a consistent recommendation for adequate chlorine generation from your Poolrite salt water chlorinator. Through winter 4-6 hours a day is usually adequate as there is minimal sun and bather use.
How often should I backwash my media filter?
You should always check the pressure of your filter after a backwash. When the pressure gauge gives a reading of 10 kpa higher than when just cleaned it’s time to backwash again. A good system to run by is once a month.
How do I backwash my High Rate Media Filter?
- Turn off the pool pump.
- Set the filter valve handle to the BACKWASH position and ensure the handle locks in place.
- Turn on the pump and backwash for 2 minutes or until the water in the sight glass (located on the multiport valve) is running clear.
- Turn Off the Pump.
- Set the filter valve handle to the RINSE position and ensure the handle locks in place.
- Turn on the pump and run the rinse process for 1 minute or until the water in the sight glass is clear.
- Turn Off the Pump.
- Reset the Filter Valve to Filter and ensure the handle locks into place.
- Turn On the Pump.
My V2000 Multi port valve is leaking to waste when filtering?
Inside the multi port valve there is a ‘selector plate’ which allows the water to flow through the different selected ports, ie;filter, backwash, rinse,recirculate and waste.
The selector plate has a rubber boot which acts as a seal or divider from the multiple ports available. After many years of service the selector plate will no longer be able to seal these ports and will need to be replaced just like any other o’ring or gasket.
What are the recommended water test levels of a swimming pool?
pH: 7.2 - 7.8
Chlorine: 1.0 - 3.0 ppm
Total Alkalinity: 80 - 120 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 180 - 220 ppm, This is only a recommendation as different surface types will need more specific requirements..
Cyanuric Acid: 40 - 80 ppm
Your Poolrite Chlorinator’s recommended salt level is 5000-7000ppm
If you have a Magnesium salt pool water chlorinator the recommended salt level is 3000-4000ppm
- Check pool chemistry often. Recommended twice a week in the summer and once per week during the winter times.
- Maintain pH level, this will allow you to use the full potential of the chlorine that is already in the pool water.
- Keep alkalinity in check for water balance, this will stop PH “bounce” and help prevent cloudiness
- Check TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) or calcium hardness on a regular basis.
- Clean pool equipment salt cells as corroded or calcified cells will produce little chlorine
- Cleaning the skimmer basket and hair and lint pot in the pool pump often. Keep free from debris to limit poor circulation of pool water.
- Add chemicals at sunset to get the most out of them.
- Brush walls, tile band and steps often to help eliminate algae problems and discolouration
- Check water level. Water level should be maintained 2 inches from the top of the skimmer box opening
- Running pool equipment is the key to a low maintenance swimming pool, it is all about the flow of water and having a decent circulation of pool water.
- Replace broken or missing parts, covers or drains as this can be a potential dangerous hazard.