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No pressure in my sand filter

I have no pressure in my sand filter. I tryed to backwash it but since I have no pressure that won't work. Any ideas?

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Sounds like your pump is not primed. That would be the only reason your filter doesn't register any pressure. Try priming the pump by filling the hair/lint pot with water and starting it up. If the pump pot is full while it's running and you still have no pressure, you may have a clogged pump impeller.

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you dont need a lot of pressure to backwash just make sure water is clean coming out then rinse for 30 sec then put back on filter do not turn valve while filter is running you will ruin multiport gasket

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At what pressure should you backwash a sand filter


The back pressure at which it's time to backwash a sand filter is about 6-8 psi above the baseline pressure of a clean filter. Just after following the procedure to backwash and rinse your filter, check the sand filter's back pressure at the time you return the pump and filter system back into filter mode. This is the baseline pressure of your clean filter. As the filter gathers particulates from the pool water, the back pressure will rise over time, as indicated on your pressure gauge. Once the pressure reaches 6-8 psi above the baseline, it's time to backwash.

Some advice: Don't assume the baseline pressure will remain the same for your sand filter. The baseline pressure will change over time and when the sand media is replaced. Typicallly baseline pressure will go up slightly over a season due to captured particles that are difficult to backwash out. Use of a filter cleaner will help remove these captured particles.

More advice: Even with the use of filter cleaners and proper backwashing, sand media will not last forever. The constant water flow and movement of particles in the sand over time shears the surface of each little sand grain. Like a river flowing over rocks, over time each sand grain surface is smoothed, and thus its effectiveness for capturing small particles is reduced with ongoing use. A typical rule of thumb is to replace the sand media +/- 5 years. Some pool owners do it more often, some less. It depends on how long your pool season is each year and how much debris the filter much extract from the pool water.

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Cloudy water is the bane of sand filters!. I suggest letting filter run day and night. Do not backwash until the pressure rises 8 - 10 pounds above clean starting pressure. Do not try to vacuum or stir up the sediment. when water clears, vacuum to waste. Keep the hose running while vacuuming. A dirty filter is a better filter (up to a point). At a higher pressure the filter will trap more of the fine particles that are clouding your water.

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I would let it run for about a minute depending on how clogged it was. Our backwash drain is very visible so we can see when the dirty water has left the filter, usually about a minute or two.

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When the filter get clogged the pressure in the filter increases and there is less water flow returning to the pool.
If your filter is a sand filter, when you turn the valve to backwash and turn on the pump it reverses the water flow in the sand filter to flush the dirt out of the filter to waste. Look at the window openning in the waste pipe and keep the backwashing goinging until you see clear water.
Then turn off the pump and move the control valve to Rinse, turn on the pump for a few minutes, this returns the water flow back to normal but the water goes to waste to make sure the sand filter is clean.
Turn off the pump and move the control valve to filter and turn on the pump. This mode is the normal operating mode and the pressure gauge in the sand filter will show a drop in pressure.
Some pressure gauge shows a red section to indicate when backwashing should be carried out.

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My hayward sand filter is running but not filtering or doing anything pressure on gauge is not moving and i checked for clogs nothing can someone help me out or let me know where to start.


Is the pool pump working? If not then the filter won't work and no pressure will show pressure.
If the pump runs, is it flowing water through the filter? If the backwash valve is not set to "FILTER" then it will not filter. If it is not working yet then please send me the results and I will try to figure it out. Thank you.

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Have a Hayward side mount pro series sand filter. Just recently the top lid has been popping off . Clamp appears to be in good shape. getting a pressure build up. Any thoughts on the cause/


A pressure build up, indicates several possibilities: 1. An obstruction or closed valve after the filter. 2. A clogged filter. If your filter is equipped with a multiport valve, try the valve setting in the backwash or bypass settings and see if the pressure changes. in the bypass setting, if the pressure remains, you have an obstruction or closed valve after the filter. if the backwash setting causes the pressure to drop, you either have a seriously clogged filter or an obstruction or closed valve after the filter. Assuming the sand is less than 2 years in place, have you checked the sand condition by digging down into the sand deep and checking to see how much debris is still in it? Sand filters DO NOT backwash everything out and will build up over time, requiring a complete dump, clean and refill with fresh filtration sand. If you take the time 1 or twice a season to manually stir up the sand and then backwash repeatedly after stirring it up, you can keep the sand in place for several more years of service. If you live in an area with hard water, it is not unusual to see the sand turn hard like concrete and have to be replced after only a couple years of use. This is typical when pool water pH is high and proper maintenance of the chemistry is neglected. As to the lid popping off, this means the pressure is excessive or the clamp is damaged.

Another point to consider if the condition of the pressure gage... is the reading accurate? In most cases the reading should never be higher than 20, ideally, down around 10-15PSI on clean. Any reading higher, indicates a dirty filter or obstruction after the filter.

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You probably have too big of pump. It is pushing the finer stuff right back into pool. Try adding a clarifier. Don't backwash either until the pressure goes up.

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