normal filter pressure

tkutch

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May 2, 2010
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My question is what is normal pressure for my filter? I just had a new pool put in and my filter stays between 5-10 psi. My builder says its low but didnt say anymore. I dont know if this is good or bad. My pool is 18000 gallons, with 2 skimmers and 2 floor drains, my pump is the vs-3050 with the large pentair filter.
 

JasonLion

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There is no "normal" pressure, every pool is different. Remember that with a variable speed pump the filter pressure will vary with the pump speed. Lower pump speeds mean lower filter pressure.
 

PoolGuyNJ

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May 20, 2007
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What speed is the pump running at? Where the preset speeds changed? Sounds like you are running on a relatively low speed, say about 1700 rpm. At 2300, I would expect about 16 PSI.

Scott
 

tkutch

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May 2, 2010
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I think the highest is 1900 or something like that. I know I will have different pressures for each setting. I was just worried since he said it was low and I have noticed a lot of dirt and rock build up in the skimmer (but its a brand new pool...3 weeks old). Not much has been in the pump filter though
 

Richard320

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tkutch said:
My question is what is normal pressure for my filter?
You may as well ask, "What is the normal weight for a woman?" :lol:

Answer: every one is uniquely different. If its flowing good and filtering effectively, it's working, and that's just your normal pressure.
 

waste

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Richard320 said:
tkutch said:
My question is what is normal pressure for my filter?
You may as well ask, "What is the normal weight for a woman?" :lol:

Answer: every one is uniquely different. If its flowing good and filtering effectively, it's working, and that's just your normal pressure.

Are you sure you want to go there? :shock: :lol:
 

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