Swimming pool filter maintenance is vital, as your pool filter is one of the most important pieces of your pool equipment. Keeping your swimming pool filter in good shape will make the difference in keeping your pool open through the warm months. The industry pro’s at LinerWorld have put together some information on your swimming pool filter and the pressure systems.

What does it mean when the filter system reads it has high pressure? There could be a variety of causes for this. The most common culprit is that the pool filter is dirty. This will happen for all filters. For a sand or DE filter, this just means that you have to backwash the system. For a cartridge filter, you have to clean off the cartridge. The next issue that might cause this is that one of the hoses might have some build up. This usually happens in the return hose, but it can come from the skimmer as well. The last reason that high pressure in your swimming pool filter could happen is that the gauge is broken or reading incorrectly. Just replace the gauge, backwash the system and continue on from there.

What does it mean when the pressure on a filter system is low? This too could mean a couple of things. The first place to look if this happens is the skimmer basket. If there is a buildup of leaves and other debris, that is causing the low pressure. Clean that out and the water should flow better to the system. The next place to look is in the hoses. There could sometimes be a leak in the lines that cause the pressure to go down. Whether this is an air leak or water leaking, this could be fixed by tightening the clamps or just replacing the hose altogether. After that, look at the pump propeller. That could get clogged with debris as well. A restriction line could also get clogged. The last and easiest problem could be that the gauge is just broken. Just replace it with a new gauge and backwash the system.

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