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    Air

    Hi, I just cleaned my DE filter soaked it for 24hrs and rinsed it off afterwards. Once I connect the pump to the filter I notice the return drop to zero. Bypass the filter and I it runs normal. What am I doing wrong/missing?
    Thank You
    IG 15000gal Liner. Hayward DE 75. 1.5hp Jacuzzi Magnum single speed. Oval pool built in 1985. Buffalo, New York.

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    Re: Air

    What dropped to zero, the flow or the pressure? If the flow, there's blockage somewhere. If it's pressure, did you add DE back into the filter?
    16 x 32 IG plaster pool, 23k gallons, built 1992, DE filter, Pentair VS pump, IoThyngs controller, Taylor 2006 test kit, SoCal water restrictions
    Newbies with green pools, see SLAM and Recommended Test Kits. My company: IoThyngs

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    Re: Air

    flow dropped to zero. no de added. it runs fine for a min or two then nothing.
    IG 15000gal Liner. Hayward DE 75. 1.5hp Jacuzzi Magnum single speed. Oval pool built in 1985. Buffalo, New York.

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    Re: Air

    If you see water running thru your pump but not the return, you're filling your filter with water. Turn on your pump, open the valve at the top of your filter and let all the air hiss out. When it spits water, close the valve. You should then see water going out the return into your pool.

    If you don't see water running thru your pump, you're losing prime - you've probably got an air leak before the pump. Make sure the secondary strainer lid o-ring is in good shape, clean and lubricated. Make sure the lid is screwed down tight.

    Let us know if this doesn't work.
    16 x 32 IG plaster pool, 23k gallons, built 1992, DE filter, Pentair VS pump, IoThyngs controller, Taylor 2006 test kit, SoCal water restrictions
    Newbies with green pools, see SLAM and Recommended Test Kits. My company: IoThyngs

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