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    PSI??

    I had my new pool put up a few days ago and I have a few questions on PSI. On low it was at 2.5 on Saturday and notice yesterday it was at 2. On high it is about 11. Is this normal? Also when first filled filled with water I noticed the installer did not have pump basket lid on correctly as it was spewing water , is there a trick to this basket lid, I still don't think it is on right. Now after running on high and turning off it spews water slightly.
    Pool Size: 24' Lomart Whispering Wind II 13000 gallons
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    Re: PSI??

    There is no real "normal" for an exact psi but yours is certainly in the ballpark.

    RE: the pump basket lid.....are there bubbles in the pump basket when the pump is running?
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    Re: PSI??

    It is completely normal for the PSI reading to be way lower, roughly 1/4, when on low speed than it is on high speed.
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    Re: PSI??

    Mine runs around 12 on high and barely registers 2 on low.
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    Re: PSI??

    Yes there is air bubble when running on low. When running on high it dissipates. However it will leak around the lid when turned off. It will however stop when restarted. The lid gave me trouble to get on and I am assuming it still is not on right. I am not sure if it is me or the lid. Should not be that difficult. Thanks for all of your input!!!
    Pool Size: 24' Lomart Whispering Wind II 13000 gallons
    Pool Type: Aboveground
    Pump:Hayward 1 1/2 HP Power Flo Matrix 2 Speed
    Filter: Hayward S230T 250lb Sand Filter

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    Re: PSI??

    I get a bubble that forms in my pump on low speed too ... seems to not be very uncommon ... as long as there is not air accumulating in the filter or returning to the pool you should be fine.
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    Re: PSI??

    I also get a small bubble on low speed and then goes away on high.
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