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    Losing pressure

    I have lost about 6 psi in pressure. I have backwashed, cleaned skimmers, etc. I am getting good pressure through the jets still. I do have a small leak in the fitting coming out of the pump going to the filter but it is a very small leak (beads up then drips) and it have been there the majority of the season. I don't think it is the cause. Help please. I started around 115 and it is running about 109 now.
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Losing pressure

    What kind of gauge are you using? What units is it measuring? There's just no way a pool pump can generate 115 psi. The filter itself would explode, too.

    I'd suspect the gauge before anything else.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Losing pressure

    Sorry I meant 09 and 15. Goes from 0-60 in red and 0-4 in black. Now I am down to 3!! What is wrong??

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    The gauge does not go back to 0 when I turn pump off
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Losing pressure

    The flow is still good out the returns? There's no giant air bubble in the pump strainer basket?

    If you can answer yes to both, I'd say the gauge has died. They're not much harder to replace than a lightbulb.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Losing pressure

    Yes, everything seems good and good pressure. What gauge would you rec?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Losing pressure

    The one they sell on TFtestkits. It is the best!
    16x32 IG rectangular 21,800k new vinyl liner 2014, Triton II TR 50 sand Filter, Pentair 3/4 hsp whisperflow pump, 3 returns, TF100 test kit w/speedstir. Maytronics s 300i robot.

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