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    Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Just purchased a Bestway 18x9x48 above ground pool from costco with a sand filter this past weekend. I followed all the backwash and rinsing instructions. When the Control valve is set to circulate the pressure is at 6ps with a good amount of flow going to the pool. When the control valve is set to filter the pressure is 1psi or less and the flow is very low. I removed all the sand and cleaned the Screen then reassemble without adding any sand. The psi is still low and so is the flow. Does anyone have any suggestions what I should do?

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    Daniel

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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    That is odd. I would look to make sure there is nothing wrong inside the control valve.
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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    I was hoping this was something common and I missed it searching TFP I will take a look at the control valve.

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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!

    Give everyone some time, maybe someone who has had this problem will come along soon.
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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Control valve looks good. No blockages. I emailed Bestway but I bet the response will be just as good as the instruction manual.

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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Can you post a picture of the valve?
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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    I can, what view would you like to see?

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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    I have no idea what they look like on your type of pool
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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Here's a product picture of the control valve. http://www.abovegroundpools.eu/image...36-500x500.jpg

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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Got it working!! Thanks again everyone. The control valve is defective. I have to pull up on the control lever to get the water to flow but with a cardboard wedge I can filter the pool until a new one arrives from Bestway.
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    Re: Bestway Sand Filter Low PSI and Low

    Well, that is an interesting solution
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