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    Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    I have a 20-24k (not exactly sure yet) pool, vinyl, 18x36 that we adopted when we bought our house... It has a Hayward filter, and I am not really sure of the pump brand. I also have a booster pump for my Polaris 280. I will attach pics. The actual pool pump was replaced in late Summer of 13. Sand was changed 3 years ago.20150515_082613_resized_1.jpg

    My questions:
    1:What things do i need to perform maint. on?
    2: I do know to backwash. However, I don't know how many times in a period of time. I have heard so many different things.
    3: O-rings... Which ones can I check and change and how often do I lube them?
    4: What else am I missing?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Backwash your filter when the pressure rises 20-25% above the clean pressure.
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Just to add one thing on the topic of sand filters, sand almost never needs to be changed, it should last the life of the filter / pool
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Yes, I have a Taylor k2006 kit. Switching to methods taught here. Have been getting cya level down from well over 100. My pump doesn't have a pressure gauge. Hmmmmm
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Pressure gauge on the filter, not the pump.
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Don't have one there either
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    You should have a socket for one, 1/4 inch NPT fitting, probably with a plug in near the top of the filter.
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    You should have a socket for one, 1/4 inch NPT fitting, probably with a plug in near the top of the filter.
    Yep! Found it. Do I just unscrew that and screw pressure gauge in? Surely it isn't that easy!
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Almost that easy you will need to wrap the threads with teflon tape or use pipe dope to keep it from leaking.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Got ya! Will the pump need to be turned off?
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    It will be less interesting with it turned off, you will be less wet afterward also.
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    Re: Newbie...Pump/filter maintenance and monitoring

    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac-1 View Post
    It will be less interesting with it turned off, you will be less wet afterward also.
    You just took all the fun out of it!!!
    24k gal. In-ground, vinyl. 2005 build
    Hayward Pro-Series S244T sand filter system
    Hayward motor & pump (rpm 3450,model SP2607X10)
    Polaris 280 w/booster pump.Taylor K-2006 test kit

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