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    checking filter pressure...

    What speed should my pump be running when checking pressure? If I'm running it slower it's at 12 psi... full speed almost 30! Thx
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    Re: checking filter pressure...

    The important thing to do is pick a speed and use it every time you check the pressure. There's no set speed to use, but I'd pick something like 2500 rpm and use that each time.
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    Re: checking filter pressure...

    The key is to be able to differentiate a 20-25% rise.

    Mine on low barely registers on the gauge, so I do my checks on high speed.

    If you have a pressure reading of 12psi on low, then you could probably even just use that speed and watch for it to rise to about 15 psi.
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    Re: checking filter pressure...

    Thx guys!...
    19,700 gallons non SWG
    Pentair DE quad 100 filter
    Auto chlorinator and nature 2
    Inground pebble
    Intelliflo variable speed 3 HP pump

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