DETERMINE CUT OUT POINTS - We've put red "Xs" on the equipment that we will take out with the old filter including: the DE filter, the side mounted multiport valve, the waste line off the multiport valve and the chlorinator. Note: this chlorinator has been installed in the wrong location. It should have been installed as the last piece of equipment on the return line. We are removing this chlorinator because we recently converted this system to a salt chlorine generation pool. If your pool still uses a chlorinator, you might what to save this chlorinator and reinstall it in the proper location. The two red bars show the two places where we will cut the pipes to pull out all this old equipment.
ATTACH "T" FITTING FOR WASTE LINE - Because you no longer have a multiport valve with a built-in waste port, you should provide for a waste line for draining your pool. One way to do this is to put a "T" connector off the filter outlet and to add a Ball valve off one side of the "T". Opening this Ball valve will divert water to a waste line. This guide does not cover how to glue fittings together. For more information on this subject see our guide on "How To Replace a Pool Pump With An Energy Efficient Pool Pump" starting with Step 18.
WAIT TWO HOURS - The drying time on your pipe connection is 2 hours.
CHECK OTHER EQUIPMENT - Check any other equipment on your system for confirmation that your system is operation correctly. This system has an Aqua Rite Salt Chlorine Generator. If the pump/filter was not providing sufficient flow, the "No Flow" LED would light up and you would have to recheck your installation. This SCG display shows green lights for "Power" and "Generating" (chlorine) so we know the pump and filter are operating correctly.