What should my filter pressure be???

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What should my filter pressure be???

Postby Brian87gt » Sat 06 Jun, 2009 20:16

When I backwash my sand filter it starts out fresh at 8 psi. When it gets to 12-13 the suction, as well as the return jet pressure is next to nothing. Is that correct? I always thought that the pressure was supposed to increase by 8-10 psi before the filter needed to be backwashed.

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My Pool: 16/32 cement , jacuzzi filter magnum 1000 pump

What should my filter pressure be???

Postby christoff » Sat 13 Jun, 2009 11:52

mine runs at 9 psi and 17 psi l think that is about normal

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