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    Low psi

    Ok, I've spent some significant time online and on hold with a local pool store, I'm pretty excited to join a forum where I can learn and maybe one day help others learn.

    So my question is with low psi. I've had an INTEX pool for a few years (5,000gal) with the filter it came with, this year I upgraded to a small Hayward sand filter. Everything is hooked up, no leaks, added the recommended 42 lbs of sand and the psi is 3 on filter. The psi on backwash is 0 (although it's clearly not really zero, cause there's some water coming out.

    Why is the psi so low?

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    Re: Low psi

    On backwash there is very little pressure built up in the filter since there is not much restriction after the filter.

    Having a low PSI while running in filter mode could be normal. Can you be more specific about your pool equipment?

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    Re: Low psi

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.
    Doh' ..... Thanks for the tip, I should've done this already. Headed there now!

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