Response to Hi Florence, The filter can be in either the "Filter" or "Waste" position when vacuuming your pool. When in filter mode the debris will go into the filter then you will have to backwash it out or when in the waste mode the debris will go out of the backwash port but you will need to keep an eye on the pool water level.

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