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    Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    Hi! I am attempting to open my pool for the first time by myself. Everything seemed to go fine except that pressure gauge on my filter is reading zero (no movement at all). The person who closed the pool last year put the gauge in the pump basket & it has been sitting in a small bit of water all winter. Something has gooed/bubbled on the inside & outside (maybe lubricant?). It doesn't appear to be touching the needle.

    My questions is this... everything seems to running fin/normally & I have a swamp that I am anxious to begin getting cleared up. Is it ok to go ahead & leave the filter running until I can get a new one to try? Or should I ABSOLUTELY make sure the gauge is working before I continue? Obviously, I would be keeping a super close eye on everything. Opinions?

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    Re: Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    You can get a nice new gauge right here:
    TFTestkits.net
    And they aren't even expensive.
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    Re: Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    Those kind die in freezing winter. Options. You could leave it on recirc until:

    1. They sell them in pool stores for super cheap. They don't last long but they are quick.

    2. TFTestkits.net sells a really nice one for not much more $.

    If it were me I would put it on recirc, buy a cheap one locally and then order the TFTestKits one and swap them out when it arrives. Then put the cheap one inside somewhere and keep it for a quick spare.
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    Re: Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    Thank you both for the info! I didn't realize that TFP sold gauges. Going to recirc, buy a cheepy, & then order a decent one from TFP.

    Can't say enough how much I appreciate those of you who always help me on this site!!!
    Kelly
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    32x16 rectangular vinyl in-ground pool (21,000-23,000 gallons?) filled with well water. 24" Hayward sand filter & a Hayward super pump (unsure of model # or specifications). TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    it's fine to run without a gauge.

    just make sure you regularly check your baskets for debris.
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    Re: Filter Gauge Problem - First Time Opening

    Quote Originally Posted by pixiedustbelly View Post
    Thank you both for the info! I didn't realize that TFP sold gauges.
    TFP doesn't sell gauges. TFTestkits does.
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