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How often should I clean or backwash my filter?

Manufacturers recommend backwashing or cleaning the filter when pressure reaches 10psi above normal operating pressure.  Normal operating pressure is what is shown on the gauge after a cleaning or the starting pressure after new filter has been installed.  I recommend backwashing a D.E. filter a minimum of once a month and cleaning a cartridge filter a minimum of twice a year (quarterly at best).  For sand filters I recommend they are backwashed weekly.  However a sand filter is more efficent once it gets a bit dirty so in some cases it is best to wait to backwash you sand filter until the pressure gauge is 10psi above normal operating pressure.

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