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    Quick Question: Pressure gauge

    Does the brand need to match. I found 2 gauges : One by Jucuzzi is 25.00 and a different brand for 5.00. Both say 1/4" back mounted. So seems like the cheaper would work. Would the different brand matter or affect the readings? Orginal was up to 60 PSI. Ive seen some ppl here that wanted to get like up to 20 instead. Does it matter???
    AG Round Bestway EZ set 15' x 42"--3284 Gallons--Jaccuzi Lasor Sand Filter Model 160L, 16" diameter --- Pump Pentair Aquatools PMP 1HP
    P/N: AT2408610

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    Re: Quick Question: Pressure gauge

    Any brand will work, just make sure it is rated for water use, easiest way is look for WAG markings (Water/Air/Gas), ebay is a great source of quality gauges at a fraction of retail price. also.
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    Re: Quick Question: Pressure gauge

    I find 0-30 psi is ideal, but if your filter never goes above 20, that would be fine. The 5 dollar one should be fine...it is not uncommon to need a new one every couple of years. If you winterize, make sure you take it inside over the winter.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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