Not sure if my filter is working the way it should be

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lee12

Not sure if my filter is working the way it should be

Postby lee12 » Tue 29 May, 2007 17:04

I opened my pool yesterday, vacumed shocked turned on the filter, at first the one jet was pushing out with a great deal of force, you were able to see the water pushing out then an hour later or so it stopped. I put my hand up against the opening and felt nothing. Is this normal?


elk16

Pool filter

Postby elk16 » Thu 31 May, 2007 13:53

This sometimes happens when you first open the pool and have to vacuum it. The filter is probably dirty and has to be cleaned.
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Postby Backglass » Thu 31 May, 2007 14:07

What was your filter pressure reading before & after? This will tell you if it's jut dirty and needing a backwash or something is wrong.

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