newbie Pump questions

chriscard25

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Jul 23, 2010
49
Hello,

I have a DE filter, has a shutoff before the pump, and eyeball replacement to shut off back flow from the return, an air relief valve, and a drain. That is all of the option I have. My question is this--how the heck do I clean the pump strainer without water coming out everywhere? Also--it is a two speed pump. On high the pressure reads anout 10, and on low it reads about 1 or 2. Is such low pressure normal?

Thank you !
 

frustratedpoolmom

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May 20, 2007
12,177
SWSuburban Chicago, IL
That pressure sounds normal for a 2 speed. Its pretty difficult to stop all flow of water to clean out the pump basket. closing your valves and plugging holes is pretty much all you can do but you still have a lot of water in the lines and the filter itself. Clean it quick... LOL
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
9,471
SW Indiana
Assuming you are talking about an AG pool, low pressure is normal.

Do you still get water if you shut the valve off and plug the return?
 

chriscard25

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 23, 2010
49
Thanks all--it is an abg--and yes, with both plugged water comes out--as I would assume it would, as it the lowest point. Just checking to make sure it was normal. Thanks!
 
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