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    Brand New Hayward XStream cartridge filter no psi

    Yesterday we hooked up our band new Hayward XStream cartridge filter and Hayward 2 speed Power-Flo Matrix pump, along with our intex SWG. Everything looks good, quiet, water circulating, but no psi reading on the filter gage. I didn't find anything in the manual as to what the psi should be reading or how to troubleshoot if the needle is not moving. I sent an email to Hayward, but have not heard back from them yet. Maybe the needle at 0 is a good thing? Any ideas?
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    Re: Brand New Hayward XStream cartridge filter no psi

    Are you getting a strong flow on the return jets?

    Also, are you using a two speed, or variable speed, pump?
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    Re: Brand New Hayward XStream cartridge filter no psi

    I have the same pump, new this year, it should have something around 7-10 PSI. Probably just a bad gauge.

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    Re: Brand New Hayward XStream cartridge filter no psi

    If the filter is consierably larger than what you used to have, the psi will be considerably lower as well.
    In any case, I would thnk the pressure on a brand new filter would be at least a bit lower no matter what
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    Re: Brand New Hayward XStream cartridge filter no psi

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    If the filter is consierably larger than what you used to have, the psi will be considerably lower as well.
    In any case, I would thnk the pressure on a brand new filter would be at least a bit lower no matter what
    I've never had any other filter. I purchased the Hayward because of what I read about Intex filters. I didn't even want to bother with them. I have great flow, but as far as I can tell the gage is not working. It never moves past 0. Should I be worried?
    16' x 48" 5000 gal. Intex Ultra Frame AG Pool, Los Angeles, CA
    Hayward Full-Flow Cartridge Filter System with 2 Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump,
    Intex SWG, Intex Wall Mount Surface Skimmer, Solar cover & Solar Roller,
    Confer Plastics A-Frame 7200 Adjustable Roll-Guard Safety Ladder,
    Kokido SkoobaMax Vac, Custom Canine entry & exit ramps,

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