What Is The Swimming Pool Pressure Gauge On My Pool Filter For?

What Is The Swimming Pool Pressure Gauge On My Pool Filter For?

Understanding the Pressure Gauge on your Pool Filter

From Swim University

Taking a look at a swimming pool equipment pad, with the pump and motor humming and the heater firing can be an interesting adventure.  Trying to figure out where the water in certain pipes goes, and how to work the equipment is something that DIY’ers always want to know, just in case something goes wrong and they want to attempt a repair.  One of the things that tends to baffle most people, however, is the little gauge on top of the swimming pool filter.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University explains what the pressure gauge is, what it does, and what it is telling you.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Your pool filter is a rather, well for lack of a better word, boring piece of equipment, but it is very important. There aren’t many moving parts on your filter and no electricity, but one thing that is present in every filter is pressure, and it is that pressure that drives the whole mechanism to carry on with its mission of cleaning your water.

That is why you will find a little handy pressure gauge on the top of every filter. With it you can read the pressure on your filter and use that number as a guide to properly care for your pool.

What Is Your Pressure Gauge?

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