Hi guys, new to the forum. Seen a lot of good information flow through here (pun intended) and I thought I'd post something to get some help.
New pool owner. When I bought the house, I noticed 15PSI is about where the pool filter PSI would show - and that was good flow. I have a Hayward DE6020 that I have running 3 hours a day. But I can't get it to maintain that PSI. Even after back flushing for 10-15 minutes it still stays high at around 24/26 PSI. Seems to work fine for a couple days and then by the weekend it's back up to that range. Then I'll turn it on in the morning while I scrub, and it looks good, then after I'm done, it's back up that high number with no flow. Should I back flush before and after scrubbing?
I was under the impression that cleaning the filters is supposed to be 3-4 times a year, its that correct? Of course it works great right after I clean them, but certainly wasn't planning on doing that every weekend.
And how often (weekly, a couple times a month, etc) and for how long is the recommended time to back flush?
Bottom line - what is the best way to keep my filter at 15ish PSI all the time?
Summer is upon us and the wife is in dire need of a clean pool. Thanks in advance for all the help.