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    Pump pressure too high?

    My pump pressure is a little over 20 psi, above the red line on the filter.

    I took out the filter and washed it with a garden hose, but the pressure was back up within 24 hours.

    Also I noticed that my skimmer has very little suction.

    Suggestions?
    12,500 cubic foot pool
    in ground
    gunnite / Diamond Brite
    About 30 years old?
    Pool from City water

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    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
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    Re: Pump pressure too high?

    Your problem is typical when there is something in the water. The filter is just doing its job.

    We need more info. Is the water clear or cloudy. Is it green?

    What type of filter do you have? What are your current chemical readings:

    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    Thanks,

    Jim R.
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    Re: Pump pressure too high?

    Thanks, Jim.

    Water is cloudy but not green. There is a little algae growing on the walls and I just shocked the pool.

    I am using test strips so I don't know all of these numbers.
    FC = 3
    Total Chorline = 3
    pH = 7.2
    TA = 120
    Stabilizer = 50
    12,500 cubic foot pool
    in ground
    gunnite / Diamond Brite
    About 30 years old?
    Pool from City water

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    Re: Pump pressure too high?

    You have algae growing in your pool and it is clogging up your filter. Nothing clogs a filter faster than algae.

    Here is how we kill algae, SLAM

    Here is a good place to start reading in Pool School, ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    You will need a good test kit. I use the TF-100 from TFTestkits.net. It is the best value, here's why, Pool School - Test Kits Compared
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