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    Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    We just installed this pool and as per instructions did a backwash and then rinse but the pressure is staying in the yellow abt 12 psi?? tried the backwash/rinse several times same results? any idea what I may have wrong
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    Ignore the color codes. If the sand is fresh and clean, your starting pressure is 12. When it rises to 16, you need to backwash again.
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    Thanks Richard I am supposed to run it for 24 hours now since putting in the salt how often should I check on it?
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    Quote Originally Posted by joeam View Post
    Thanks Richard I am supposed to run it for 24 hours now since putting in the salt how often should I check on it?
    With a fresh fill... once a day when you check the skimmers and test the water. Unless you filled it from a pond or something, it should go weeks and weeks, possibly months, between cleanings.
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    yes sir it is local water supply fairly clean it took us 3 days to fill it so while im waiting for the salt to circulate can I add some Cyanuric acid or just wait for my first test in a couple of days?
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    Quote Originally Posted by joeam View Post
    yes sir it is local water supply fairly clean it took us 3 days to fill it so while im waiting for the salt to circulate can I add some Cyanuric acid or just wait for my first test in a couple of days?
    There won;t be any CYA in tap water, so yes, add some now that you have circulation.
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    cool thanks for the help sir
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    ok so I installed the intex skimmer we purchased so I could add a sock with the cya in it and my pressure came down to 9 but I am seeing bubbles in the pre filter small but they are there and it appears it is leaking at the bottom hmmm not a happy camper
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    Re: Need help with pump pres. after first backwash

    Does anyone have any experience with pre filter leaking on this model sand filter? should there be air bubbles in there?
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