Filter Psi Reading, should it show at all times?

Co_Diggs

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Oct 10, 2017
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Dallas, Texas
Hey guys, new pool owner, just getting my equipment turn on and going for the first time.
Answer might be obviously but I just wanted to double check.

The pump and filter are both on and primped and appear to be working as expected. I have the filter set to rinse and noticed the PSI reading shows movement every 2-3 minutes to about 10-ish and then drops back down to 0

Is it suppose show the psi reading at all times or just at a certain stage or the cycle?

I’m not sure of the right terminology to use so hopefully I’m explaining this correctly
 

ajw22

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I have the filter set to rinse and noticed the PSI reading shows movement every 2-3 minutes to about 10-ish and then drops back down to 0
Why is your MPV set to RINSE? That is used only as part of doing a backwash.

Normal setting for the MPV is FILTER.
 

duraleigh

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Is water splashing and sloshing around in your pump basket? If so, that is the reason for your psi fluctuation.......you are sucking air.