I am a newbie and for the first time, my wife and I decided to open up the pool (b/c we just changed the liner and the cover was already removed).
We followed all the instructions and tips and got to the point where we were starting the pump.
We have a Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter S244S. The instructions say we should not close the manual air cap on top until there all the air and air/water mixture got out, and until there is a "steady stream of water". So we just followed the instructions.
When we saw only water came out (no more air flow), I tried to tighten the air cap. However, water kept on leaking from the cap. It wouldn't stop after a few minutes and I had no choice but to turn off the pump. I tried to tighten it as much as possible by hand but couldn't stop the water.
We repeated the process (loosen it up; turn on pump; let all air and air/water got out first; until there was only water stream; tighten it). No luck - water kept on squirting out.
Could one of the forum experts advise how we may stop the leaks from the air cap? Thanks!!