Pump Pressure and Cleaning Question

Mar 10, 2016
Fort Worth tx
I back flush my pump at least every 2 months, once the pressure rises from 12 to 17. My starting pressure once backflushed and new DE added is always 12. Curious if I take apart filter to spray and clean the filters if this pressure would be lower? I have never disassembled the filter since we started the pool up end of June last year, builder never mentioned it, I do see people on here doing it soon after the inital startup for plaster dust, etc. .. Any thoughts on this.

Thanks, Tex

Pool Clown

In The Industry
Sep 5, 2008
Silicon Valley, CA
Complete teardown would be a good practice annually. And yes, teardown at around 30 to 40 days after a new plaster is a good idea. Not required by the manufacturer mind you, just good maintenance/ practice.