I'm new to the forum but found good answers here every time I've looked since buying a house with a pool 2 summers ago.
I've spent the last two days fillin my pool after draining it to have it painted. When I finally had enough in to turn on the pump, and it had primed, the variflo valve started spurting water between the cover and the valve case. I had a spare spider gasket and an o-ring for the top that looked like the right size but I'm not sure if it is.
I replaced the spider gasket this morning and I'm not getting sprays under the cover but I am getting trickle leaks around the cover bolts. Has anyone seen this before?
1. I've tightened the bolts twice but I just read about tightening them in a N-S, E-W pattern to maintain equal pressure. I also wondered if putting Teflon tape on the bolt threads would do anything.
2. I've taken the cover off once to put more lube on the cover o-ring in case that is the problem.
3. I may have the wrong o-ring under the cover but it seemed to fit like the right one. It was in a bag of spares the previous owner left behind.
What else am I missing?