Pressure keeps climbing

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Elizabeth
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My Pool: Inground pool, vinyl liner, 16 x 34, 1 hp. Pump, DE Filter,

Re: Pressure keeps climbing

Postby Elizabeth » Tue 03 Jul, 2018 06:07

Thanks for all your help. It’s very much appreciated!


Teapot
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My Pool: 12 x 24 (45m3) liner pool, Triton TR60 filter with AFM glass media (Activate) and variable speed pump running 0.08HP
Location: UK

Re: Pressure keeps climbing

Postby Teapot » Tue 03 Jul, 2018 09:40

I hope it works, please pop back and let us know.
Elizabeth
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun 01 Jul, 2018 09:15
My Pool: Inground pool, vinyl liner, 16 x 34, 1 hp. Pump, DE Filter,

Re: Pressure keeps climbing

Postby Elizabeth » Thu 05 Jul, 2018 22:12

After backwashing and getting great pressure out of my jets, it drop to almost non-existent in only two days. Even my backwash water is clean, just a little gray from filter powder. Runs clear in seconds. I’m not understanding why this is happening. There are no leaks. When I last cleaned the filter I did not find any tears or cracks. My pool is clear, no algae. But backwashing every two days just isn’t normal, is it?
Teapot
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Posts: 481
Joined: Tue 17 Oct, 2017 10:52
My Pool: 12 x 24 (45m3) liner pool, Triton TR60 filter with AFM glass media (Activate) and variable speed pump running 0.08HP
Location: UK

Re: Pressure keeps climbing

Postby Teapot » Sat 07 Jul, 2018 15:10

No it isn't, personally I cannot be bothered with the hassle of DE.
DE filters so finely you cannot see the dirt without a microscope 2-3 microns whereas our eyes see to around 40 microns. So it must be clogging with something. Only wish I were there to help, so tricky on the other end of a computer.

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