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Thread: Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter

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    Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter

    The filter our pool is a Sta Rite sand filter, model number is w-9463005-1, and the pressure gauge is stuck on 25. I'm guessing this filter is really old since I can't find any information on it. Are gauges generic fit and can I just unscrew this one and replace it with a new one?
    Also, given it is likely very old, I've read about replacing sand. When the pool is balanced, it keeps it really clean but I notice that if I vacuum to the filter, then backwash, rinse and return to filter, the pool goes very cloudy. I backwash until the water though the glass sight bottle is clear then rinse for 10-20 seconds, then return to filter, but it will guarantee cloud the pool every time. Is any of this an indication that sand needs replacing, or should I be doing something else?
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    Re: Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter

    Filters gauges here in the us are pretty standard at 1/4" npt but I am not sure about down under. I would guess they are.

    Are you shutting off the pump before changing filter positions? Make sure you are.

    You may need to rinse a little longer to remove the cloudiness.

    Another possibility is your spider gasket could be worn out allowing stuff to bypass the filter on restart.
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    Re: Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter

    You may need to rinse a little longer to remove the cloudiness.
    I completely agree. I have to rinse for at least a minute to resettle my sand bed and avoid a cloudy plume of dirty water back to the pool
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    Re: Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter, mine reads the sa

    I have exactly the same vintage Sta-Rite model 9463005-1 high rate sand filter and the pressure gauge on the threaded cap also reads 25psig on a continuous basis.

    I agree that I have not been able to find any mfr information on this old sand filter (late 1970s or early 1980s). Were they bought by Pentair?

    This 30"diameter filter has a screw cap on top like a Triton with a Hayward Vari-Flo on the side pipes. I would like to screw open the cap but before I attempt it (no hex key) I would like to have a replacement O-ring and cap on hand.

    Do any of you pool experts know specifically which web site can tell me about this filter for spare parts?

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    Re: Pressure gauge on old Sta Rite filter

    Pentair owns Sta-Rite. You may want to contact Pentair customer service for help finding parts.
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