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    1st Filter Clean

    Finally got around to cleaning my filters a couple of weeks ago. They were pretty bad. However, after about of hour of spraying with a garden hose, they are now clean. My question is this....why didn't the pressure on my filter gauge ever rise to indicate they were dirty (pool was finished last June), and when I put it all back together the gauge never dropped in pressure (or at least VERY little)? Do I have a bad pressure gauge? Should I call the repair guy? The pressure does drop from around 20 psi to 5 or so when I switch from high speed to low speed.
    Approx 18,000 gallons, Jandy CL 580 Cartridge, Gunite, 2 1/2 hp 2 speed Jandy, Aquapure 1400, Polaris 280 w/booster, LXi Jandy Heater, Jandy PDA 6, PebbleTec: Tahoe Blue, Depth: 3 1/2' to 6', Perimeter: Approximately 95', Spa: 10' x 7'

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    Re: 1st Filter Clean

    Mine doesn't change either. It only changes from off, low to high but never to indicate being dirty. The only times I knew when it was due for cleaning was when the heater flow switch would trip and the heater wouldn't come on... so I clean it every 6 weeks or so, more during the heavy pollen season.
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    Re: 1st Filter Clean

    Can you see or feel a difference in the return flow to the pool? I judge first by the angle of the water as it exits the spa spill over.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: 1st Filter Clean

    Same here....the spillover seems to be flowing slightly better.
    Approx 18,000 gallons, Jandy CL 580 Cartridge, Gunite, 2 1/2 hp 2 speed Jandy, Aquapure 1400, Polaris 280 w/booster, LXi Jandy Heater, Jandy PDA 6, PebbleTec: Tahoe Blue, Depth: 3 1/2' to 6', Perimeter: Approximately 95', Spa: 10' x 7'

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