I installed a new Intelliflo 11018 with a D80 sand filter. I know I was advised to use a bigger filter but I just didn't have the cash. I think this one still has a lot more capacity than the 100 Sq Ft paper cartridge that I had. I just got it in this afternoon and haven't really had time to look at the book. On the speed 2 I am using about 289 watts. I have almost no pressure on the sand filter. When I go to 3 which is 1900 RPM the pressure goes to about 5.
There is a lot of volume coming from the jets. The pump is really quiet.
The inspection glass on the strainer looks different than I am used to. The other pump filled up completely. I can see the water running through the pump in this one. It doesn't com completely to the top.
I can also hear the water running through the pipes in the sand filter.
Are these normal indications, or should I be chasing something? I tried to keep everything air tight.