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Thread: Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

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    Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

    I had been gone and didn't check my pool skimmer and pump skimmer basket for a couple days. I just checked tonight and it was full of large leaves. Cleaned out and back washed and pressure was at 6 then went to a 3. I have never in 3 years had it this low. Water level is good, so I am not sure what to do to fix it?

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    I just took out the pump skimmer and stuck my fingers into the opening and feel a bunch of matted up leaves, etc, is there a way to take that part off and clear our do I need really long tweezers?
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    Re: Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

    Sand filter?

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    Re: Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

    Yes,
    I actually just cleaned out a ton of impacted leaf debri from section of the pump skimmer that is a tunnel, kinda towards the impellar if that makes sense. Pressure went up to 11 so I guess that might have been the problem but still not up to 12 like in the past. ????
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    Re: Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

    There could still be some debris left inside the impeller vanes. You could try and run water backwards through the pump (without pump basket) via a drain king. Otherwise, the only other way to fully clean out an impeller is to disassemble the pump wet end.
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    Re: Help Never had low pressue and now down to 6 and then a 3

    Your sand could be clumped... You may want to inspect it.

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