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    Regular pressure question

    Hey guys I just cleaned all the grids and put earth in and my psi is at 30 was wondering if that a regular running psi or what. Wanted to know what's everyone's psi is during a normal running?

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    Re: Regular pressure question

    Each pool is different but yours is too high. 12-20 psi is normal for many, if not most, pools and 30 psi would indicate a blockage on the pressure side. Does your gauge return to zero when you turn off the pump?
    Dave S.
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    Re: Regular pressure question

    Yes it returns to 0. I cleaned the de filter grids and all the baskets like slimmer and pump and also cleaned the chlorinator so I don't know what else could be clogged?

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    Re: Regular pressure question

    I am not familiar enough with DE filters to help but something is restricting the flow, I think. What do your returns feel like when you put your hand in front of them. There shouldn't be much pressure if there is a clog.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Regular pressure question

    Well the skimmer is sucking pretty good and the crawler is cleaning and moving fast.

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    Re: Regular pressure question

    That's a good sign. Do you have any idea what the normal psi has been in the past? I would say it is a defective gauge but defective gauges normally don't return to zero when you turn off the pump.

    If you want to pursue it further, replace the gauge anyway. They are less than $10 and readily available at any pool store.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Regular pressure question

    I might try that. Are they hard to put on though?

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