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Thread: PSI to High or is it ok

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    PSI to High or is it ok

    As you can see from my many Posts that I am new to this forum and new to having a pool. We just bought our 1st house and lucky us it has a pool. After getting it started up my Gage is reading 23PSI. I did change the sand and backwash and rinsed 2 times and sill reads 23PSI. Is that to high? I dont have any history on the install. My pump is pulling 6.2 ampa and the data tag reads 8 amps. its a 1.5 hp pump and Triton TR60 sand filter and the pool holds 24000Gal. What do you guys think?

    Thanks Mike
    gunnite bottom and fiberglass walls that have been coated with epoxy paint. Approx. 24000 gallons, sand filter.

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    Well, my 3/4hp Whisperflo and 48sqft FNS plus DE filter run at about 22psi if I only have the returns open. IF I open the reurns, spa return and stair jets then it drops to 13psi. So I'll assume you only have returns therefore it should be fine....or mine is not right either
    15,500 gal, inground gunite pool with 7 ft spa, 2 speed pump 2hp/.33hp, 3/4 hp booster pump, Intermatic P1353 timer, AutoPilot SC-48, Sand filter with ZeoBest, Heater, that I never use . . .

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    What size pipe does your pool have and how many pipes are there from the pool to the pad?
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    I have one 1.5 PVC pipe that is dose 2 jets on the far side of the pool.
    gunnite bottom and fiberglass walls that have been coated with epoxy paint. Approx. 24000 gallons, sand filter.

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    Sorry, I left more questions:

    How far is it from the pad to the first pool return? The longer the line, the higher the pressure.

    Also, do you have more than one suction line? This tends to increase pressure as well.

    23 PSI is a bit high for filter pressure but it could still be "normal" for your plumbing set up.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, 1/2 HP 2sp pump, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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