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    Return jet pressure ok?

    This may not be the thread to ask this question, but...if I may....

    I have the opposite problem with my jet flow/pressure.....it is super fast!!!

    We did change our sand about three years ago....we have a 1hp pump....unfortunately I have no idea what size my filter is....(I can't find that paperwork)...

    We installed a Intex SWG this year.....but just curious if too much jet flow is bad???

    BTW....the pressure gage has maintained at about 15-16 since we turned it on this season.

    Please, any feedback about this is greatly appreciated!!!!
    New 22' round, 52" deep Coleman (Bestway) AG/10,500 gal/16" Intex sand filter with over the side skimmer/Levelland TX (Lubbock area)

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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    I don't think a 1 hp will give too much flow, it should be fine!
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Thanks!!!.....=)
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    I just wanted to say howdy from Amarillo. Nice to see another BBBer from the same neck of the woods.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Hello to you too.....I'm loving the rain we are getting....but not good for trying to get my pool opened....
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    I agree with Zea that it should be fine but it wouuld be good to know the pump model and the filter model.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Ok thanks....where can I find my filter model information as I have lost my paperwork on it. I can get the Pump information easily.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    If you can post a pic of it someone might be able to identify it.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Ok....I see the "Img" tab here, but not too sure how to use it to insert my pics.....sorry, still learning how to use this site!!!

    I have pics ready to insert if someone can explain to me how to get them listed. Thanks!!!
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Most of us use photobucket or some other hosting Site and link to the picture. That's where you use the img tags.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Okay....here are pics of my filter and pump....(photobucket??? lol....why didn't I think of that???)....any feedback would be great!!! Thanks again.

    http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj6 ... olpump.jpg

    http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj6 ... lpump2.jpg

    http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj6 ... lpump3.jpg
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Is there a label on that filter (not the valve)? If not, measure the circumference of the filter with a fabric/tailor measuring tape.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Nope no label....the measurement, right along the blue band are 65 1/2 inches....what does that tell us??
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by laweatherred
    Nope no label....the measurement, right along the blue band are 65 1/2 inches....what does that tell us??
    It tells us it is a 20.8 inch diameter(to the outside of the shell), so we will assume it is a 20" filter or 2.2 sq. ft.

    That pump is towards the high end for that filter size, but should work. In fact, I have the 1 hp 2-speed version of your pump on a 20 inch filter and it works fine without channeling, though my plumbing will be different, so my flow may be different from yours. The flow at my return (I have a 3/4" return eyeball) is fast enough to be uncomfortable on your back if you are close to it.
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    Re: Return jet pressure ok?

    Thank you so much linen......my return flow would be about the same (against your back that is).....but I guess it works. I'm just proud to have my pool up and running this year...after two past summers of green water!!!! Thanks again!!
    New 22' round, 52" deep Coleman (Bestway) AG/10,500 gal/16" Intex sand filter with over the side skimmer/Levelland TX (Lubbock area)

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