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    Filter gushing water

    So we just started to open up our pool for the summer. We started to run the pump and it was dripping a little bit of water. So we decided to replace the O-rings on the filter. It was just a very slow drip. We had a professional come out today to install our heater he indicated we could turn our pump on it but he had to come back to finish installing the gas lines on the heater. I went to turn the pump on and it sounded like it was having a lot of struggle getting going. Then water gushed out of the return jets, next thing I knew water was gushing out of the filter. I couldn't tell if it was coming from where the clamp was or where it the air pressure valve was. If the air pressure valve was not open would it have blown it open? I'm terrified to turn it back on but they're not coming back for two weeks.! Help
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    Re: Filter gushing water

    The air pressure valve was probably left open from closing. I would close it and restart the pump.
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    Re: Filter gushing water

    Posting pictures of the plumbing might help, and then if they advise it, a video of what happens when you turn it on... Taken from 5-10 feet back if they say it is safe of course.
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    Re: Filter gushing water

    Check everything, make sure the filter is on correct and tight, make the air release port is closed and nothing looks broken or not connected...
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    Re: Filter gushing water

    Did you figure it out? If not, pictures/video please of entire system, each valve might be best.
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