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    Condensation in Gauge

    We have been having some very hot days with high humidity. Is it normal to have water inside my pressure gauge? It's the gauge from our sand filter. My husband thinks we need to replace it. I would like to hear your opinions.
    14,700 gal. 14 x 28 rectangle with 2R IG by Hydra Pools, 1 hp Hayward Maxflow ll, Hayward 24" Sand Filter, Aquarite Electronic SWG, one Aqua Genie Complete Skimmer, two main drains, four returns, 2 spa jets in steps, 30ml Tidewater liner. Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Is it operating normally?
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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Condensation inside the dial doesn't really hurt it but they're cheap enough that I'd replace it, but that's me. I replaced mine with a glycerin filled stainless steel case compound gauge!
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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Bama, Do you have a link to the one that you listed above? Did you buy it online? How much? Im curious. Thanks
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Here is the one I bought. I used a stainless steel street ell to get it vertical. I bought a bottom mount because it's self draining. I bought a compound gauge so I could check the suction pressure whenever I want or need to.
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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Where did you pickup your street elbow from to get it vertical? Sorry to be a pest, but I am looking at doing the same thing. Sure appreciate it. Thanks
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

    Pics of my pool: http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/reindeerboy/

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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    I think I got it at Lowes. Brass would work as well.
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    Re: Condensation in Gauge

    Gotcha! Thanks Dave.
    Chad R.

    POOL SIZE: 16 x 32' Vinyl lined pool. 22,000 gallons. 8' deep. 2009 Hayward 1.5 HP Super Pump. Hayward S310S 30" 500 lb Sand filter. 1 skimmer and 2 returns. Solar Blanket.

    Pics of my pool: http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn312/reindeerboy/

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