The following backwash instructions are general backwashing instructions for the most common types of Hayward pool filters. Please check with your pool filter manufacturer for specific backwashing instructions.
Roll out backwash hose and/or open
Unfortunately, there is no magic way to turn a green or black pool clear overnight! It usually takes a lot of time, effort and money to clear up a typical "swampy" green pool. It is certainly best if you never let your pool water get dirty, however
CHLORINE: is the primary sanitizer used to kill algae and bacteria in the pool water. The proper chlorine level should fall between 1.0 and 2.0 on your test kit. During hot weather, you should try to maintain a higher level to prevent algae.
THE POOL FILTER should run at least 8 to 12 hours per day. (12 hours per day is the best). Set your pool timer and remember to run the pool manually if you don’t have a timer. It is better to have the filter system on during the daylight hours, not
Tips For Weekly Pool Maintenance
Completely backwash the pool filter
Add chlorine to the water (see above)
Test the water for chlorine, pH and alkalinity levels
Vacuum the pool floor and walls
Adjust the pH and alkalinity levels as needed