25 PSI pump pressure normal with in-floor cleaning system?


New member
Apr 15, 2019
I have a 12k gallon pool with water feature and in-floor cleaning system. It's a cartridge filter set up. Drained and refilled my pool this weekend and cleaned filters. Thought pressure was looking at great at 10 PSI at first. Noticed the pressure shoots way up to about 25 PSI when force all return through in-floor cleaning system. Is it normal to see that much of a variance in pressure?


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
Pleasanton, CA
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As to your question, in-floor cleaners can create a lot of back pressure depending on the design. But is this the first time you used the in-floor cleaners or is this just the first time you noticed the high pressure? Was the pressure lower before with the in-floors?