Flow rates

travis_turnerOctober 27, 2011

I have recently noticed what appears to be a slight decrease in my flow rate. The reason I think this is because the spillover from my spa appears to have lessened. I have also noticed a slight increase in the pressure reading on my filter. It hasn't been that long ago since I cleaned the cartridges. Any suggestions? Pool is just over 2 years old.

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poolguynj

Rinse the cartridges and soak them in water and powdered dishwasher detergent to degrease them. Rinse again.

Check the skimmer and pump baskets.

If you have a salt cell, check for debris.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 11:32PM
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coastal_concepts

If you suspect the filter is the problem then you can try removing the filters completely and running the system without the cartridges in place. If the flow rates improve then you need to clean your filter. They could be blocked with oil or scale. Different cleaning process required depending on what the problem is.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 2:07AM
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travis_turner

Not sure what the deal is. Flow rates seem to have returned to normal; however the pressure still is higher than normal. When I say that, it's not to the "dirty" reading on the gauge. Just that it's slightly elevated over what it has been for the first 2 years we've had the pool. Guess I need to try cleaning the filters again. Thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2011 at 8:25PM
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poolguynj

After a rinse off of the elements, soak them in cheap powdered dishwasher detergent, cheap and effective.

Scott

    Bookmark   November 30, 2011 at 12:45AM
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