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    pressure gauge

    oops left my hayward pressure guage connected to the filter top all winter.
    it shows 40 psi with no water hooked up yet gezzzzz

    time for a new one ?
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Yup. Check out the liquid filled ones at tftestkits.net ... I just got one and it is much easier to read.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Yep.

    Check at a farm store. You can often find bigger gauges that are higher quality and cost less. Just make sure it is a 0-60PSI gauge.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    Just make sure it is a 0-60PSI gauge.
    I don't think I agree with this 100% ... my pressure never gets over 20psi, so I prefer the 0-30 gauge I just got. I would think that most pools do not go over 30psi, although there are some with large pumps and in-floor systems that do and would require a 0-60 gauge.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I don't think I agree with this 100% ... my pressure never gets over 20psi, so I prefer the 0-30 gauge I just got. I would think that most pools do not go over 30psi, although there are some with large pumps and in-floor systems that do and would require a 0-60 gauge.
    I've never seen a 0-30 gauge in a farm store though. Most are 0-120. 0-60 works fine since 18-20psi is about a third of the scale.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Do I need a liquid filled gauge or do they just perform that much better? I have a 0-30 non-filled gauge I was planning on using.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    supposedly the liquid filled last longer and maybe more consistent(?)
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    Re: pressure gauge

    I got a 0-30 liquid gauge and liked it enough to start carrying them at TFTestkits.

    They are 2.5" in dia. so quite a bit bigger than standard on a pool filter and the gradations are much wider and easier to read.

    There big advantage is they will not freeze down to around -20 F. That's more than I'll ever see so I am able to leave my gauge attached all winter.

    At 10-11 dollars, they are not a steal UNLESS you were ordering chemistry anyway......that makes the shipping essentially free.

    So, do you need one? Absolutely not but they are obviously nicer than the air-filled and noticeably easier to read.
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    Re: pressure gauge

    thanks for the repies just got a $7 dollar replacement at pool store

    and thanks to every one here i converted fm baqua last spring when i opened to a murky pool

    opened friday to cristal clear water tests were perfict !!!!
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    I got a 0-30 liquid gauge and liked it enough to start carrying them at TFTestkits.

    They are 2.5" in dia. so quite a bit bigger than standard on a pool filter and the gradations are much wider and easier to read.

    There big advantage is they will not freeze down to around -20 F. That's more than I'll ever see so I am able to leave my gauge attached all winter.

    At 10-11 dollars, they are not a steal UNLESS you were ordering chemistry anyway......that makes the shipping essentially free.

    So, do you need one? Absolutely not but they are obviously nicer than the air-filled and noticeably easier to read.
    Dave - is the one on TFTestkits.com made of stainless steel? And is it made in the USA?
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    Re: pressure gauge

    Mine didn't make it through the winter, either. This is what I replaced it with.... an oil filled gage of appropriate capacity and a method to remove it from the system when not in use and/or drain it.....

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    Re: pressure gauge

    I just received the one from TFTestkits.net and it is stainless steel. Feels far superior to my original Pentair that was plastic, only lasted 8 months, and cost $27 to replace from Amazon. And it is really easy to read from a distance. Love it
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