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    Sand filter frustration

    Ok just got the index pool filter. have been using the cartridges for 2 years last year it never got clean enough. After getting the sand filter it's been nothing but problems. I ordered the part was to go on the bottom of the old basket that I could hook the new filter up to. But it was too small. My husband bought a part and we're now connected. But the lid to the skimmer basket on the sand filter has two pieces 1 lid and the thing that screws it down. But since running it it seems that the top clear piece is not fitting because if I push down on it water comes out and as it pumps it seems to gain suction and then lose suction causing the leaf trap to fill up with water and pour out through the lid. Never seen it having two pieces. Just wondering if anyone knew how to stop this from leaking from gaining and losing suction. And if there's a way to post a video please let me know how and I can show you.
    Intex summer escapes 52" 24' round frame
    Sand filter- intex sand filter- model# SF70110
    Saltwater system - model # ECO 7110

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    Re: Sand filter frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-gina View Post
    Ok just got the index pool filter. have been using the cartridges for 2 years last year it never got clean enough. After getting the sand filter it's been nothing but problems. I ordered the part was to go on the bottom of the old basket that I could hook the new filter up to. But it was too small. My husband bought a part and we're now connected. But the lid to the skimmer basket on the sand filter has two pieces 1 lid and the thing that screws it down. But since running it it seems that the top clear piece is not fitting because if I push down on it water comes out and as it pumps it seems to gain suction and then lose suction causing the leaf trap to fill up with water and pour out through the lid. Never seen it having two pieces. Just wondering if anyone knew how to stop this from leaking from gaining and losing suction. And if there's a way to post a video please let me know how and I can show you.
    It sounds like you're missing the O-ring for the pump strainer basket lid. When the ring is tight, you shouldn't ever see any movement between the lid and the pump body, and never any water or air escaping or entering there.
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    Re: Sand filter frustration

    I have an O ring it's on the part that spins close.. Well that's where out was when I opened the box. Is there a way to post pictures?
    Intex summer escapes 52" 24' round frame
    Sand filter- intex sand filter- model# SF70110
    Saltwater system - model # ECO 7110

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    Re: Sand filter frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-gina View Post
    I have an O ring it's on the part that spins close.. Well that's where out was when I opened the box. Is there a way to post pictures?
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    The O-ring should fit between the lid and the pump body and then the ring crushes it to seal the two together.

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    You can see how it's supposed to all go together here
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Sand filter frustration

    Oh goodness!! Thank you so much. Sone how our O ring was inside part #14. Pull it out and is perfect. Feel like a dummy but thank you so much . it works perfectly now!
    Intex summer escapes 52" 24' round frame
    Sand filter- intex sand filter- model# SF70110
    Saltwater system - model # ECO 7110

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