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    Pressure Gauge Problems?

    Normally my pressure gauge runs at 12-13 psi. It started out there this year but through the pool opening process it has moved up to 20-21 psi. After backwashing and rinsing, it only drops down to 17-18 psi.

    Is this something I should be concerned about? I called the pool store and they asked if I put the pressure gauge inside for the winter. I hadn't. They told me because of that I need a new pressure gauge. Wanted to check with my trusty pool forum before I changed the pressure gauge. Is there something else I need to be doing/checking?
    25,000 gallon
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    filter size is 26 diameter
    flow rate 70 GPM
    AG Pool (33ft.) was newly installed in spring 2011
    location: NE OK

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    Re: Pressure Gauge Problems?

    You probably do want to put it inside for the winter. Does your gauge go to zero when the pump is off?
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Problems?

    Just went outside, turned it off and it drops to 5psi when off.
    25,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    filter size is 26 diameter
    flow rate 70 GPM
    AG Pool (33ft.) was newly installed in spring 2011
    location: NE OK

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    Re: Pressure Gauge Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by curlyfry22
    Just went outside, turned it off and it drops to 5psi when off.

    Time to replace it. They are cheap. i usually get mine at a farm store because they are better quality and you can get larger gauges. Just be sure to get the 0-60psi range rather than the 0-120 or 0-200psi ranges so it's easier to see minor pressure changes.
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    Re: Pressure Gauge Problems?

    Ok, thanks!!!
    25,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    filter size is 26 diameter
    flow rate 70 GPM
    AG Pool (33ft.) was newly installed in spring 2011
    location: NE OK

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