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    Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    I don't believe so. Only sand and DE filters can have gauges. I love my sand filter. Have you considered getting a sand filter?
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    I have, eventually. I am about tapped out with additional costs right now. Probably in a few months.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    If the pump never came with it, why do you need it now?
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    There are always ways, but I have to ask if it is worth it since those pumps can't develop much pressure
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    Just buy a 1/8" npt Guage and drill tap with some pipe dope. If there's not enough meat where you can put it, just drill a hole and thread a nut on the back side with a piece of rubber creating like a gasket.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    There are always ways, but I have to ask if it is worth it since those pumps can't develop much pressure
    Exactly, so why bother to install one now?
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    I had just read that a gauge is the best indicator to show when it is time to clean your cartridge.

    I'm new to all this, so I'm just hanging on to advice I read in multiple places that seems to pass the common sense test.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    To be honest, the most practical way of gauging when to clean is to monitor the output force of the water coming out compared to the force when it's clean.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    Agreed.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    I agree with FUBAR and Pool DV. I ignore my guage most the time. I just check the water flow coming from my return. If it slows, I backwash. In your case if it slows, change your filter.
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    Re: Is there any way to add a pressure gauge to a stock Intex 1500gph pump/filter?

    Yeah, just put your hand in front of the output and before cleaning and than again after. You will see the difference and relate to that later.
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