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    What would cause this change?

    I got a new gauge a couple of weeks ago and it went right to 18 and stayed there
    consistantly.
    I backwashed a week ago because I needed to drain water because of so much rain. Anyway, we usually run our pump about 8 hrs a day but hubby left it on all night Saturday. I turned it off when I got up. Later in the day when I turned it back on I noticed the water in the pump basket wasn't full and the gauge was reading 12. When I turn it on in the mornings now there is barely any water in the basket and it never completely fills up. The gauge stays on 12.
    Could there be a problem or should I just accept it's not going any higher until I need to backwash? Any thoughts on why the basket isn't filling all the way up?
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    TA60 Tagelus Sand filter (sand replaced in '05)

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    Re: What would cause this change?

    You either have an air leak somewhere or the skimmer basket or pump strainer basket is full.
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    Re: What would cause this change?

    Thanks, has to be an air leak then cause both are clean.
    How do I go about fixing it?
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    17,300 IG Gunite pool approx 16 yrs old (here when we bought the house in 2004)
    1.5 HP pump (rebuilt in '06)
    TA60 Tagelus Sand filter (sand replaced in '05)

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    Re: What would cause this change?

    Hopefully this will take care of my problem.
    Hubby took the pressure gauge off and put some tape on it and screwed it
    back in. Now the pressure is back up and the pump basket is full again.
    NW Arkansas
    17,300 IG Gunite pool approx 16 yrs old (here when we bought the house in 2004)
    1.5 HP pump (rebuilt in '06)
    TA60 Tagelus Sand filter (sand replaced in '05)

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