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    How to install a new pressure gauge?

    Hi, I was hoping you guys could tell me how to install a new pressure gauge for my filter. I've researched online and saw that many instructions say to use Teflon tape when installing a new pressure gauge, however the lady at the pool stop told me to just basically screw it on and should be fine. Is it okay if I don't use teflon tape?
    15k gallon in-ground
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    Pentair Triton II sand filter
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    Re: How to install a new pressure gauge?

    Teflon tape would be better. You can try it without and see if it leaks. Did you get a good glycerine filled gauge?
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    Re: How to install a new pressure gauge?

    Thanks! This is the one I got at my local pool store: http://www.amazon.com/Horizon-Spa-an.../dp/B004W4TC7W
    15k gallon in-ground
    Pentair Hydropump, Centurion switchless motor
    Pentair Triton II sand filter
    Dolphin 9301PRO pool cleaner

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    Re: How to install a new pressure gauge?

    Expect to be replacing it in 1-2 years, also teflon tape would help keep it from leaking, a 10 ft roll is usually under $1
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    Re: How to install a new pressure gauge?

    Another vote for using teflon tape. In addition to leak protection, it will make it easier to get the gauge off when it comes time to replace it.
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