Acid Neutralizer Backwash

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Old 12-12-14, 08:19 AM
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Acid Neutralizer Backwash

Quick question:

What is the recommended backwash flow rate (GPM) for a 10x54 Vortech tank with Calcite only media?
 
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Old 12-14-14, 09:55 AM
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Hi Mike Ė

Iím no expert but I installed mine about 20 months ago. I bought it from cleanwaterstore online. I have the 10 x 54 Vortech tank with the Fleck2510 valve. (However, I donít see mine listed on their site anymore). But mine was preset with the backwash rate at 5 gal/min, and thatís what they advertised online as the proper backwash rate. (They do however have listed a Fleck7000 with the 10x54 Vortech tank and that is also specified at 5gal/min backwash rate.)

I have had no problem with mine using that backwash rate. I have a very low water usage rate however, so I donít know whether that makes a difference or not. In fact, the Fleck2510 came with the backwash set for every 12 days at 10 minutes backwash followed by 10 minutes rinse. Mostly I do it manually and sometimes I let it go for up to 21 days and then using only 6 minutes backwash followed by 6 minutes rinse Ė and I have had no problems whatsoever with cementing of the material or pressure loss across the tank.

So maybe my very low usage is not a good gauge for the average household. But back to your original question: I believe the backwash rate for that tank with calcite is 5 gal/min.
 
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Thanks. Actually, that answered all of my questions! Thanks for the help!
 
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Sure thing Mike. Good luck and happy neutralizing! lol (and happy holidays)
 
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Old 12-14-14, 03:25 PM
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Thanks. Merry Christmas to you too.

I was told to backwash every 3 days for 14 minutes on each cycle.
I have some iron and sediment in my water though.
 
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