Pressure reading for Hayward Sand Filter

moyer02

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Oct 11, 2010
67
Pensacola, FL
My inground pool's PSI reading stays the same even when my pump and filter are turned off. Shouldn't the filter's gauge be zero when it's off?
thanks for the help.
 

gordiec

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Mar 14, 2009
156
Huntsville, AL
It probably should read zero or at least something different than when the pump is running. Most of the gauges used on pool filters tend to be inexpensive and don't always last as long as we think they should. $10 or so should get you a new one.
 

Butterfly

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May 30, 2007
10,045
South Carolina
Yep, as gordiec said, you need a new gauge. Lots of folks remove the gauge and store it inside for the winter.

Welcome to the forum :wave:
 

moyer02

LifeTime Supporter
Oct 11, 2010
67
Pensacola, FL
Heckpools said:
give the gauge a good "flick" while the filter is on, then turn off the filter.. should drop to zero
If not, buy another
Well, I'll be darned if "flicking the gauge" didn't work! I went out and flicked it, and sure enough, the gauge dropped to zero. I had ordered a replacement gauge and will replace the one I have, but thanks for a great tip and solution!
 

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