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    Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    Hi All,

    Pool noob here. First time post. Recently purchased a house with an in-ground pool and have been slowly getting up to speed. Pool has been great thus far but I woke up this morning to find the water levels lower by quite a few inches. I looked by the filter (Hayward, not sure of the exact model) and found that one of the PVC pipes is disconnected (see photos). Thoughts on how to reattach the pipe and fix the issue? Also, once attached, what needs to be done to make sure the filter is secure and working properly (that there are no air bubbles or debris which would impact performance and/or harm the filter)? Thanks in advance for all suggestions and guidance.

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    Re: Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    First off, that is a pump, specifically a Hayward Superpump, and not a filter. The filter is what the pump connects to.

    Second, it is hard to tell but is there still a piece of pipe still in the pump or did the pipe pull out of the pump?

    As long as the thread in the pump is in good condition and not cracked, it should be an easy fix.

    Have you ever worked with PVC plumbing?
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    Re: Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks. The entire pipe pulled out of the pump; there is no piece left in there. I have never worked with PVC plumbing before and am a bit nervous to start fidgeting in there myself.

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    Re: Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    Then you might want to hire someone to fix it. As I said before, as long as the pump housing is not cracked, then you should be able to fix it.
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    Re: Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    You should also do the pump intake as the pump running dry will usually shrink the fitting and ruin the seal.

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    Re: Filter PVC Pipe Disconnect

    Thanks. Will call the pool company tomorrow and ask about the pump intake as well.

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