We are at our wits end, and I hope someone can offer some suggestions.
we have an in-ground 16 x 32 pool with a sand filter with a multiport Model TM-22 (manufactured by Praher) the sand filter is a Tagelus model FLT TA100D.
Water was leaking out of the backwash drain ( I don't know the correct terminology-sorry)
We changed the spider gasket. it will work for a little while, then it starts bunching up when we turn the valve. We have used loctite 401 and lubed it the last time and did not move the handle for 3-4 days. We did leave it running on filter.
We have also purchased a new multiport and only changed out the lid.
Last night, we attempted to vacuum, only to lose suction when we got to the other side of the pool. Figuring we may have a hole in the vacuum hose, we backwashed and called it a night. tonight when I got home from work, water is leaking out AGAIN, which means the spider gasket is bunched up AGAIN.
Do we need to change the bottom out of the multiport? The gasket that is on that part is secured by glue or something because it is not budging. And if we do change out the multiport with the new one, what special glue do we use for the 2 " PVC Pipe when adding cupplers?
Could this also be the reason we lose suction when vacuuming?
yes, we turn it off before turning the valve. Yes we only turn it one direction.
Thanks for any help or advice