Ok...still trying to get my pool in order. We have a Hayward S180t filter with a SP0714 multiport head. I have a couple issues I am trying to troubleshoot.
1. When I lift the handle, water will start coming out of the backwash port and around the handle.
2. I have a leak around the collar when in backwash. The collar is not touching on one end, and I think I have it as tight as I can.
3. When I attach the vacuum hose, I am not getting any suction
4. There is pressure coming out of the eyeball, but it doesnt really move the water all that much. No ripples in the water.
Not sure if this is important, but when we opened the pool, our pool was green-our cover was destroyed so we had a lot of dirt/leaves in the water. Our water is clear now, and it has been staying clean, so I think the filter is working right, but something tells me it should be doing a better job. Pressure on the filter is about 23.
Also, what is the proper procedure to clean a sand filter? Thanks!