My pressure gauge has been switched out twice, and still doesn't work correctly. When the pump is off the gauge reads 10. On it reads 30. How many times should (or can) I backwash? I've done it twice in 2 days? Do you think I should try again?
I thought if the return pressure was slow that would indicate Backwash needed. I have no problem with the return function.
I have dumped the debris from the pump basket , there is none in it.
Someone suggested that the filter (sand) be changed. I have not changed it since I moved here in 2003. That's 7 years. Will that possibly fix the problem?
With the equipment on, reach your hand down the skimmer and feel the suction. If it's strong then everything is ok with the equipment. Dirty sand can slow down the flow and 7 yrs is a long time. A working pressure gauge makes it easier to figure out if there is a problem.
If the only problem you are seeing is the leaves not being pulled into the skimmer there are a few things to check. One is the water level. If it's too high the leaves won't get pulled in. If you have a weir blade that goes up and down with the water level, it could be broken or stuck.