Hey there all ~ I've had my pool now for 3 years and have a Jacuzzi DE 1.5 pump. A love-hate relationship ... I know this unit like the back of my hand. But I just can't keep the pressure up after 15 mins or a half an hour of use. I've just opened the pool (not much debris) the color of course is a bit brownish-green ... chemicals added. Changed the DE twice ~ there are no air leaks. Priming is good. I just can't get around the fact that it just won't hold it's pressure. Checked all the obvious: strainer, basket, clogged lines, tear in filters ... everything is good. Does anyone out there know what I might be missing? I will say, if I shut it down, pump (clear) the filters, back wash, open primer filter top, etc, it will be up to 100% pressure. But then, will lose it again within a half an hour or so ... Any ideas?
PS Is there a better pump out there that is less of a headache than a Jacuzzi DE? I have a 24' above ground pool.