High Pressure on Hayward S244T Sand Filter

mkings20

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Mar 19, 2019
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Birmingham AL
Just bought a house with a pool, dont really know anything about this. The water is green, when the filter is off, it is at 40PSI, when on it goes up to 50-60 PSI, seems really high. I tryed to backwash but it still stays the same.
 

Jimrahbe

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Welcome to TFP... A great place to learn all the basics of how a pool works... :shark:

If the pressure gauge does not return to zero when the pump is off the gauge is bad.. Just that simple.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Jimrahbe

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The standard pressure gauge goes up to about 60 PSI. This makes it hard to read small differences.

I suggest you get a Glycerin gauge, that will not freeze in the winter, and that only goes up to 30 PSI..

See this link... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwir54OlwI_hAhUMbK0KHZTmCOEQjBAwBHoECAUQCg&url=https://tftestkits.net/Pressure-Gauge-Glycerin-filled-2-5-Bottom-Mount-p77.html&usg=AOvVaw3OTjuLFt78wv38gHUgvs9n

If your pool is green, then you have a chemical problem, not a filter problem. Green water will clog a filter in a very short period of time.

I suggest that you take a peak at our Pool School and see what we are all about..

Thanks for posting,

Jim R.
 

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