So I noticed this season that my heater is requiring my pump to work at a higher speed in order for it to run. The heater is on its 5th season of use as is my filter and pump. Normally I would set my pump speed at 2250 and the heater would come on. This season I have to have the pump set at 2600. All of my baskets in the skimmer and pump are clear, valves are all open, and the psi on the filter has not moved at all if any since I cleaned out my filter less that a month ago at open. Is this normal for a heater of this age? Could it be the pump and not the heater at all? I plan to open the filter tomorrow and have a look inside and clean again once the weather is nicer, but the gauge does seem to be working so it doesn't appear to be dirty.