I have a 24' round above ground swimming pool. I am using a 1.5 hp hayward
pump with a gpm rate of 70. My filter is a DE 50 filter with a gpm rate of
50. Is this a problem that the pump is pumping more than the filter can
My filters psi (maximum working pressure) is 50. Here is my problem. I
asked for a 1 HP pump and the pool store gave me a 1.5HP pump. I hooked
it all up and now my filter is not putting out much pressure back into the
pool. I can literally cover the water coming into the pool with no effort
with my hand. I have to backwash at least once a day and "bump and swish"
about every 1/2 hour to get any pressure at all. I am thinking that maybe
the pump caused some damage to my DE filter which in turn is causing my
filter to not work efficiently. By the way, my water has been blue and
cloudy since last week. I can see the bottom but not clearly. I am
wasting everything out of the pool when I sweep and nothing is going into
the filter other than water. I have tested my water and all areas are
within normal limits, but my water is just not clearing up. Any
suggestions would me appreciated.
After you backwash, does the pressure increase?
Did you just start the pool up with the new pump -or- was the pump running,
died, then you did a replacement?
If backwashing does not increase pressure, then there might be a blockage on
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