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Thread: New Intex Sand Filter install - Pressure Gauge in the yellow

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    New Intex Sand Filter install - Pressure Gauge in the yellow

    Just installed Intex Pump: Model EC015110 Sand Filter with E.C.O using the recommended #20 silica sand that I purchased from a local pool shop. The brand of sand is "Gillibrand #20 Pool Sand". The sand level in the tank is just under the Max line on the center pipe.

    I have run the backwash & rinse four (4) times now but the Pressure Gauge remains in the yellow running at 10psi in filter mode. Do I keep running the Backwash and Rinse to fix this? Is there something else going on?

    Pool: Intex Ultra Frame 12x24
    Pump: Model EC015110 Sand Filter with E.C.O
    Sand: Gillibrand #20 Pool Sand
    Heater: Solar Pro XD2
    Accessories: skimmer, telescoping vacuum, solar blanket (skimmer & telescoping vacumm are not connected at this time)



    The gauge runs in the green during Backwash and Rinse.

    Pool: Intex Ultra Frame 12x24
    Pump: Model EC015110 Sand Filter with E.C.O
    Heater: Solar Pro XD2
    Pool maintenance: skimmer, telescoping vacuum, solar blanket

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    Re: New Intex Sand Filter install - Pressure Gauge in the yellow

    I have the prior model of this swg sand filter pump and mine also runs similar. When clean it sits right where the the green/yellow meet, a little lower than yours but not much. Essentially it's okay, just remember your starting point which is the start of yellow and for example, when it gets to upper yellow, backwash it. I personally don't look at the pressure gauge much. Just about every time I'm in the pool I feel the pressure flowing back into the pool and you can tell when it gets weaker that it's time to backwash. Once or twice a month..
    Intex 24' x 52" Metal Frame Pool
    Intex 2650 GPH Sand Filter & SWG Combo Pump

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    Re: New Intex Sand Filter install - Pressure Gauge in the yellow

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomag View Post
    I have the prior model of this swg sand filter pump and mine also runs similar. When clean it sits right where the the green/yellow meet, a little lower than yours but not much. Essentially it's okay, just remember your starting point which is the start of yellow and for example, when it gets to upper yellow, backwash it. I personally don't look at the pressure gauge much. Just about every time I'm in the pool I feel the pressure flowing back into the pool and you can tell when it gets weaker that it's time to backwash. Once or twice a month..
    Phew... that is a relief... that is what I figured and thank you for taking the time to give me your feed back.
    Pool: Intex Ultra Frame 12x24
    Pump: Model EC015110 Sand Filter with E.C.O
    Heater: Solar Pro XD2
    Pool maintenance: skimmer, telescoping vacuum, solar blanket

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