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Thread: Pump Pressure and Cleaning Question

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    Mar 2016
    Fort Worth tx

    Pump Pressure and Cleaning Question

    I back flush my pump at least every 2 months, once the pressure rises from 12 to 17. My starting pressure once backflushed and new DE added is always 12. Curious if I take apart filter to spray and clean the filters if this pressure would be lower? I have never disassembled the filter since we started the pool up end of June last year, builder never mentioned it, I do see people on here doing it soon after the inital startup for plaster dust, etc. .. Any thoughts on this.

    Thanks, Tex
    June 2016, 32x16 IG, approx 16k gallons, Plaster, DE, Jandy dev60 filter, Jandy 2 speed pump and Taylor K2006 test kit.

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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Pump Pressure and Cleaning Question

    Its a very good idea to do this, and highly recommended. Once you've done it, come back and let us know what the pressures do differently. Here is a link below. Check out the DE section and find more links there for instructive information. Good luck, and let us know if you have questions.

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    Re: Pump Pressure and Cleaning Question

    Complete teardown would be a good practice annually. And yes, teardown at around 30 to 40 days after a new plaster is a good idea. Not required by the manufacturer mind you, just good maintenance/ practice.
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