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    Filter gauge reliability

    I am wondering if anyone can tell me how accurate a hayward cartridge filter gauge is.

    I ran my pump all winter for about 5 hours a day. The last time I cleaned the filter was in October and I reset the clean gauge mark to 11. The gauge was now reading 12 but after all the pollen we had this year I figured it was a good time to clean it. After I cleaned it the gauge is still 12.

    Is it normal for the gauge to not drop any after cleaning? Could the gauge be bad? The gauge does go to zero when pump is off and varies when the pump is turn down.


    16K gal, IG gunite - pebble sheen aqua blue (filled 9/14/2013) , Hayward EcoStar pump, Hayward Tristar Waterfall pump, Hayward cartridge 425, Hayward Goldline Pro Logic PL-PS-8, Stenner Pump, and hayward tigershark qc.

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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    All of the major pool companies use cheap failure prone gauges that rarely last more than a few years, and are particularly prone to failure after being exposed to freezing conditions
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    If it were me I would just get a new liquid filled gauge and be done with it. Dave at TFTestkits has them.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    I got a gauge from Dave and I love it!!! Better scale and larger dial. Well worth the little bit it cost. Great product Dave!!!
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    Great product Dave!!!
    Thank you. I really like mine as well.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    The ones Dave has are dang near free for the quality.
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    Re: Filter gauge reliability

    Thanks for the advise. A new gauge from Dave has been ordered.


    16K gal, IG gunite - pebble sheen aqua blue (filled 9/14/2013) , Hayward EcoStar pump, Hayward Tristar Waterfall pump, Hayward cartridge 425, Hayward Goldline Pro Logic PL-PS-8, Stenner Pump, and hayward tigershark qc.

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