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    Filter pressure and pool cleaner

    I have a Hayward DE 3620 and a Zodiac T5 suction cleaner. If I run without the cleaner the filter gauge registers 12 PSI after a backwash/rinse clean, and 15 PSI with the T5. I haven't plucked up the courage yet to take the filter apart and do a full grid clean, being new to this stuff, and the filter appears to be doing a great job (had to SLAM in the first few days of ownership).

    Should I be checking for a 25% increase with or without the cleaner? After a few weeks of observation on taking on this pool, the cleaner seems to reduce the rate of increase, may be leading to a false reading?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Built 1980, 19' x 30' almost rectangular, screened 15,000 gal, plaster, Hayward DE 3620 filter (currently using cellulose), Emerson 1081 1HP pump, AquaCal Heatwave SuperQuiet SQ110R heater, Zodiac T5 Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Filter pressure and pool cleaner

    You should be able to use either starting pressure and just watch for a 25% rise.

    I would recommend that you do a full cleaning at least once a year as the DE can end up building up between the grids. The DE Filter Cleaning Tutorial should help
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    Re: Filter pressure and pool cleaner

    Well, despite my nervousness, I did full clean on the DE3620 yesterday after having a good re-read of the tutorial. Everything went well, except I could't remove the filter assembly as it looked like the manifold had been PVC cemented to the outlet pipe. I just used a garden hose with standard sprayer with the filters in situ. It would have been a lot easier if I had the Hayward cleaning wand (http://store.pinchapenny.com/product...et-action-wand).

    Anyone recommend a cheaper 'big box store' alternative? I guess it has to be plastic to avoid damage to the filters.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Built 1980, 19' x 30' almost rectangular, screened 15,000 gal, plaster, Hayward DE 3620 filter (currently using cellulose), Emerson 1081 1HP pump, AquaCal Heatwave SuperQuiet SQ110R heater, Zodiac T5 Cleaner, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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