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    Should the pressure go up?

    I have read several posts about backwashing once the pressure goes up a certain percentage.
    It doesnt look like my pressure has gone up at all in probably 2 months.

    The only problem that I have had is a little air from return jets. I have tried everything and cant get rid
    of the small bubbles and jet hesitation. I have a ticket in with the pb. I discussed that issue in the thread below.

    Could they be related? Is something wrong if my pressure is not going up over time?


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    Re: Should the pressure go up?

    I think if there is any air in the filter it can mess with the gauge readings.

    Does the gauge go to zero when the pump is off?

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    Re: Should the pressure go up?

    If your pool doesn't get a lot of dust in it, it's possible it doesn't need cleaning yet.
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    Re: Should the pressure go up?

    It does go to zero when off.
    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
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    Polaris 280 w booster pump
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    Re: Should the pressure go up?

    In that case - don't worry about it and do a backwash if/when you close down for the season. I live in the woods and keep a pretty close check on mine.
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