Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Ok HELP

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Trenton NJ
    Posts
    497

    Ok HELP

    Did a deep cleaning in my sand filter and now the multi port will not seat all the way. I even lubed the pic inlet pipe.

    The strange thing is there something looks like a burr on the inside of the mate pipe connected to the multi port. Not sure if it was there before. I'm not sure if I should file the inside of the pipe section connected to the multi port side.

    Very strange
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Butler, PA
    Posts
    336

    Re: Ok HELP

    When putting the multi-port back on is it a union connection?
    AGP: 27' x 52" : 17,500 gallon
    300 lb. Sand Filter (75 gpm) / 1.5 hp pump
    Full Sun ~ All Day

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Trenton NJ
    Posts
    497

    Re: Ok HELP

    Ok figured it out......the pipe on the underside of the multi port valve is cracked hence the burr. I filed the inside the pipe and it went back together. Turned the filter back on and the pressure is fine and hopefully holds til I can purchase a new multi port.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Butler, PA
    Posts
    336

    Re: Ok HELP

    Be very careful around that, as the tank is under pressure. I am sorry I don't have a filter like yours so I am of little help. I "googled" and see a lot of the Haywards have the multi-port on the top and pressure gauge on the side, and my one of a kind filter is not like that. My multi-port joins by union on the side and my lid is anchored on by screws and my pressure gauge is on that lid.

    Just be careful around it and make sure it doesn't "blow" its stack and I would think if that cracks up on the inside if pressure holds it could put sand into the pool. Not certain on that. Hopefully someone with you type of filter will see this and let you know the best way to fix that.

    As far as the deep cleaning went, was your sand dirty/ channeled? And how did your laterals look? I actually deep cleaned mine a couple times before I decided to change the sand, there was sludge in there ~ my back yard is all birch tress and I swear they are the worst kind of tree to have around a pool. My sand hardened, the black bud off the birch trees solidified to a sludge.

    Hopefully yours cleaned up well. As far as my laterals went they were all in one piece, I saw nothing broken so I assumed they were ok. Were you able to get yours out to inspect them? Just curious what you results were upon tear-down.

    Best of luck with everything ~ I hope the filter functions as it should and your water clears.
    AGP: 27' x 52" : 17,500 gallon
    300 lb. Sand Filter (75 gpm) / 1.5 hp pump
    Full Sun ~ All Day

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Trenton NJ
    Posts
    497

    Re: Ok HELP

    Well the sand had some dirty water but nothing I could pull out by hand. I'm replacing laterals n broken multi port. Got a price for $170 incl tax n ship.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Butler, PA
    Posts
    336

    Re: Ok HELP

    I would imagine you found a deal there, seems like an excellent price.

    Good luck!
    AGP: 27' x 52" : 17,500 gallon
    300 lb. Sand Filter (75 gpm) / 1.5 hp pump
    Full Sun ~ All Day

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •