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Backwash Valves

An introduction to backwash valves.

If you have a DE (diatomaceous earth) filter or a sand filter, your filter has a backwash valve on it. There are four different types of valves, but they all do the same basic thing - they control the flow of water through your filter.

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How does a push-pull backwash valve work? The push pull backwash valve (also known as plunger valve) is the most common valve in the pool industry....

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How does a multiport backwash valve work? A multiport backwash valve has more features, but at the expense of flow. In this section we will descr...

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How does a diverter style backwash valve work?  The diverter style backwash valve is a newer style valve that offers the best possible flow ...

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Choosing the right backwash valve. When the time comes to buy a new filter or just replace your old backwash valve, you have a choice to make. Wh...

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What to do when your backwash valve isn't working right. A malfunctioning backwash valve should be repaired promptly because it can create major ...

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How to care for your backwash valve. Properly maintaining your backwash valve can extend its life for years.  You can do this yourself, or y...

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