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    Do ya think I have channeling?

    Hey everyone,

    I have had my pool up now for about for about 1 1/2 months. I have never had the filter gain but maybe 1psi in pressure. I have regularly backwashed it as we have had alot of rain this spring and early summer. It has been about 2 weeks since my last backwash and still the thing hasnt even moved 1 psi. 1) Do you think I have channeling in the filter? I use Zeosand as the media and also have a skimmer sock that I check everyday and empty(We have had bad dogwood this year and it fills up almost daily) 2) could the gauge be bad? (its a brand new Doughhboy filter)

    Thanks in advance
    Brian
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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    I use a skimmer sock that catches all the small stuff. I rarely have to backwash. My pressure stays the same for weeks.
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    My two cents
    I don't think you have a problem, a clean pool with a skimmer sock probally means that your zeo is not getting really dirty.

    Also i've read that zeo needs less backwashing , and if you have to empty your pool a lot because of rain i would suggest that you do it on waste.

    Keep an eye on your return pressure if that slows down and the pressure gauge stays the same, check the pressure gauge. If your water is clean and clear then i would say everthing is fine

    Happy swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    Thanks for your help guys, yes it is clean and clear and I have no problems with it at all. The return has lots of flow. Ill keep and eye on that though.

    Thanks
    Brian
    24' round Vinyl liner Doughboy 48" deep 52" sidewall
    1hp Doughboy pump w/timer
    Doughboy Silica II filter with Zeosand
    Raypak 180,00 btu heater
    BBB method
    Sundance Optima '97 450 gal. spa w/Delzone ozonator
    Beats driving to the lake, and I'm only a block away from the lake!!

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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    I don't think you have a channeling problem. Is there enything coming out of the return(like bugs/small things) Our pressure guage never goes up much. I know it's good because it's new this year and when I close the return valve, it goes up. Yesterday the pool was vacuumed and after the psi was 12(normal is 11.5), but I new it was dirty because the flow out of the return was very low. Backwashed and the flow went right back up.

    HTH,
    Adam
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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    if you have to empty your pool a lot because of rain i would suggest that you do it on waste.
    Thanks Frank!!
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    Re: Do ya think I have channeling?

    Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:14 am Reply with quote
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    if you have to empty your pool a lot because of rain i would suggest that you do it on waste.


    Thanks Frank!!
    No worries Waste
    stop hitting me with that hammer 8)
    happy swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

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