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    The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the flow

    [size=200]What do I do about the pressure in my new sand filter pump? I did everything I read to do and the water flow is too low. I cant keep my water clean and clear because the water isn't circulating like it is supposed to!!

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    Welcome to TFP.

    What is the filter pressure?
    What model is the filter?
    What model pump do you have? D
    Do you have a multiport valve or slide valve?
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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    I have the Intex 2650 sand filter pump for my 24' x 52' round above ground pool. The pressure is in the yellow between 11 and 12 and I have slide valves.

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    The 2650 should have a multiport on top. Set it to recirc and see if it helps.
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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    I don't want to ask any dumb questions on here, but i am kind of new to this pool stuff! How long should I leave it on recirculate?

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    Wow...when I turned it to recirc, it started blowing out! If it would run like that all the time, it would be great! Now I just need to know how long I should leave it like that.

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    You can leave it like that to circulate the water but it's not filtering in that setting. It will allow you to chlorinate the pool.

    The fact that recirc is much better says that something is wrong in the filter. I'll be around tomorrow and we can work on it then, unless you fix it before then.
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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    So you've got me wondering about my own filter after reading this. My sand filter is at 15 psi right now. It seems to be flowing just fine and the water in my pool is crystal clear but now I am curious if that pressure is to high.
    18' X 48" Intex Ultra Frame 6,400 gallons, Jacuzzi 90# Sand Filter, Jacuzzi 1HP Pump

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    Have you back washed your filter?
    AG 18'X52" round Ultra frame Intex 8961 gallons with sand filter and SWG 1600 gph also have TF-100 Test kit

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    Quote Originally Posted by heyblmyers
    Have you back washed your filter?
    Yes. 15 psi is as low as I can get it after back washing for a few minutes.
    18' X 48" Intex Ultra Frame 6,400 gallons, Jacuzzi 90# Sand Filter, Jacuzzi 1HP Pump

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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    Lindsey, when you get back try backwashing the filter really good for a good long time. A few minutes should do it. The backwash should start clear and then get dirty. Run it till it's good and clear again.

    How does the pool water look?
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    Re: The pressure in my sand fliter pump is too high and the

    The water looks great! It's pretty and clear now. I will clean it and backwash it and let you know how it does.

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