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Thread: Want to check my filter, but how?

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    Want to check my filter, but how?

    Below are some pics of my filter. The instructions seem to indicate that I twist the whole black section (filter valve) off the top separating it where it meets the beige tank. Is this correct?



    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    Also... I don't seem to have a pressure gauge. Is this an issue? How much are they?
    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
    Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580, 1HP
    Hayward S-160T High Rate Sand Filter

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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    Yes, the black portion is called a multi-port valve and it will unscrew just like yu say (although perhaps not easily.

    A pool without a pressure guage is all guesswork. It is absolutley essential to operate your pool effectively. They're about 7-10 bucks.
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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    Where can I get a pressure gauge?
    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    Any pool store should carry them.
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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    Just to anticipate the next question -- you can pull the plug on the side of the multi (shown in the first pic) and replace it with the gauge

    Also, be sure to take care of the o-ring and sealing area when reinstalling the multiport

    While I'm at it, curse whomever plumbed your system Those barbed fittings are outdated and EVIL!!

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    Re: Want to check my filter, but how?

    I found the box of fittings and the gauge in the basement. YEAY! Thanks for the help. I think all I need are the hoses.
    13,500 Wilkes Vinyl AG (15'x30' rectangular)
    Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580, 1HP
    Hayward S-160T High Rate Sand Filter

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