After plugging in the filter, add ½ bag (4.5 ounces) of fiber clear. (Model EC-30 requires 3.5 ounces) The fiber clear should be poured slowly into the skimmer while filter is running.
How long should the filter run each day?
Your ec-40 will filter 2400 gallons per hour. It is recommended that you turn over the water in your pool at least twice a day (refer to chart at the bottom of this page for your pools capacity). Run filter more in hot weather or with heavy bather load.
What is Regeneration (Bumping)?
When return pressure (water flow) becomes weak or there is a surge in the pressure gauge reading, it is time to regenerate the filter powder. To do this, unplug the filter, then move the handle at the top of the filter down slowly then up quickly. Repeat 3 times. Plug in filter and filtration will resume at or near original pressure. When bumping handle no longer extends filter cycle it may be time to backwash the filter.
What is Backwashing?
Backwashing completely clears filter of dirt, debris and fiber clear by reversing the flow of water through the filter. To backwash, SHUT OFF FILTER and move bump handle at the top of the filter down slowly and then up briskly. Repeat 8 times. Open drain (backwash valve) which is located at the bottom of the filter tank. Allow water to run until clear, close drain and then follow instructions for starting filter.