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    pump or filter problem?

    i have a two year old 24 ft agp. when i turn pump off a large amount of water shoots out of the skimmer. i only have 1 inlet and 1 return. pump and filter appear to be circulating water other than the problem when the pump cuts off. any ideas on problem?
    24 ft. 52 in. deep above ground
    hayward sand filter
    new pool owner/new bbb believer

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: pump or filter problem?

    That is caused by air trapped in the filter. There should be a bleed valve somewhere on top of the filter that you can use to let the air out. Open the valve while the pump is running and wait until water comes out steadily, then close the valve again. There is a small chance that that will only help for a little while, much more likely that it will completely solve the problem.
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    Re: pump or filter problem?

    One thing to do is to check the pump strainer basket while the pump is running for air in the top. If there's not any then bleeding the air out will most likely fix the problem permanently, like Jason said.
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    SW Georgia

    Re: pump or filter problem?

    I had the same problem and after running the pump all day the air was eventually expelled from the filter. I did not have a bleeder valve that I could find.
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