Hello, I have an in ground pool that is about 18,000 gallons and that I've been able to care for myself without professional assistance thanks to this forum. I opened my pool about 2 weeks ago, and everything was working fine as far as I could tell.
I leave my pump off overnight, and this morning I went out and moved my sand filter to backwash, and ran the pump for about a minute, then turned off the pump, switched the filter from backwash to "filter", turned in the pump and walked away like I've done a thousand times.
3 hours later I noticed my water level had dropped about 2 inches. I noticed that the drain hose attached to the sand filter was slowly but steadily trickling out water. Not at same pace of if I had it set to 'drain' or 'backwash' but more like a kitchen sick that was left on.
Anyways I turned off the pump, moved the settings around to "drain" " backwash" etc to test it, and they seem to work fine. But for some reason the problem continues when I switch the filter back to normal. Just a slow but steady drain out the hose. I guess something in the pump might have broke and water is going out in addition to filtering back into the pool
Any ideas? I think this one may call for a professional repairman but if it's something I can try to fix myself I'm all ears. Thanks for your time