Losing pressure

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Losing pressure

Postby mike232fd » Wed 07 Aug, 2019 11:19

My pool is new this year. It’s been tough to keep clean with the weather and paver work and loose dirt around it. I back washed yesterday and the returns were pretty strong, but just 12 hours later there’s almost no return visible. I’m not losing water so I know there are no leaks. Could I just need a thorough cleaning of the filter?


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Re: Losing pressure

Postby Teapot » Wed 07 Aug, 2019 14:57

Yes, you should give the filter a proper clean. Expect this issue frequently to start with then lessen as the water gets cleaner.
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Re: Losing pressure

Postby Denniswiseman » Thu 08 Aug, 2019 02:50

When you lose pressure like that the filter is doing it's job, the normal rule of thumb is when the pressure gets 20-25% above the clean pressure backwash also a Deep Clean may be in order
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Re: Losing pressure

Postby mike232fd » Thu 08 Aug, 2019 14:42

Thank you both!

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