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    Pool cleaner issue

    I understand from reading that the pressure on filters vary. I have a 27' x 54" pool with a 250lb Sand filter that reads 20psi. I can't for the life of me to keep the shark running. I was told that my pressure was too high, but after I backwash it always reads 20psi. The pump/filter is really made for a larger pool, and I was told it runs at a higher pressure so I am confused at what to do. Any help would be appreciated
    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
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    Re: Pool cleaner issue

    Welcome to TFP.

    What size is your pump?
    What size is your eyeball?
    Does your pressure gauge go to zero with the pump off?

    What model filter do you have?
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    Re: Pool cleaner issue

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Ok I had to get my daughter to give me this info since I am at work:

    Pump: Hayward Power FLO Matrix 1.5 HP Model SP1515-Z-1-ESC
    Filter: Hayward SW256TPAKS 25gpm 250lb Sand Filter

    When I shut off the pump it does go down to 0, and I am not sure what you mean by the eyeball?
    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working
    Zodiac Wahoo

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    Re: Pool cleaner issue

    That's an awful small filter for that pump and that's probably why the pressure is so high.

    When you can put the filter valve in Recirc if it has one and see what the pressure is.

    The eyeball is the moveable part in the return fitting.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Pool cleaner issue

    The pressure stays the same. I looked at the filter and it is 25gpm filtration & 80gpm filter/backwash??
    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working
    Zodiac Wahoo

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    Re: Pool cleaner issue

    How many return fittings does your pool have, and how big are they, it sounds like your trying to push a lot of water through a small opening and getting lots of backpressure?
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