Hello, brand new to forum.
I just bought a house with my fiancee and it has large 16x32 old inground pool (with plastic deck coping) roughly 30000 gallons.
The pool itself is probably 25-30 years old, however the equipment my guess is not original. The problem currently is the filter pressure is sky high, over 30psi. After reading a lot of forum posts, I know this to be bad and potentially harmful.
The question how do I fix this?
The pump is a somewhat old looking 3/4 horse, which seems to run fine IMO. I'm always cleaning out debris and keeping the strainer clean, so I don't sense its clogged at all.
However I'm questioning a few things, the hoses look old and lots of clamps. No idea when the sand in the was changed last. I have backwashed it a few times with the pressure not really changing after doing so.
I have purchased a Heyward C4025 cartridge filter and plan on scrapping the sand filter and changing the plumbing to all 2" pvc pipes.
Any tips on how to reduce the psi so I can get by the season with what I currently have?