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    leaking index sand filter

    This is the second year using our Intex sand filter on our 14 x 42 pool. Last year it was great. This year, it's been leaking like crazy and we can't figure out why. It's leaking from the leaf trap lid. When the filter is running, there is periodic suction and then it releases, letting water go. This happens every few minutes. When you push down on the leaf trap lid, you can literally push it down to release more water from the leaf trap area. Clearly, there's a breach in the suction but we can't figure out the flaw here. any help would be really appreciated. Im trying to post a video to show what I mean but I can't figure it out. My iPhone takes .mov files
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    Re: leaking index sand filter

    Probably a silly question, but is the rubber gasket in the correct position?
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    Re: leaking index sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGirl View Post
    Probably a silly question, but is the rubber gasket in the correct position?
    Im guessing it is. We got a replacement gasket from Intex because we lost the old one. The problem stems from that I guess. Do you think I could use another?

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    If I use this, will it be permanent?
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    Re: leaking index sand filter

    Quote Originally Posted by amyfl View Post
    Im guessing it is. We got a replacement gasket from Intex because we lost the old one. The problem stems from that I guess. Do you think I could use another?

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    If I use this, will it be permanent?
    nope, I use a little in every gasket I have, excellent product
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    Re: leaking index sand filter

    Did you try reseating the lid? Sometimes they go on slightly crooked.Mine had a tiny leak, I retightened it, then all was good.
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

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