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    Noisy Hayward sand filter

    just bought a home with a 18K pool. Previous experience has only been with SWG pool. In addition to fighting algea, my Hayward multiport valve makes a cavitation noise when on Filter setting. Reducing flow does not work, and I have verified no leaks on pump suction. The noise goes away when I change to backwash, waste, recirculate, or rinse settings. I tried installing a ball valve at the pressure gauge to bleed out air, but no luck. Pressure downstream of the sand filter runs about 18# and I have verified good return flow. Any advice on what to try next?

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Welcome to TFP!

    Have you tried opening up the multi-port to see if there is a pebble in there bouncing around or a cracked piece of plastic or anything like that?
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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Glad to find the site. Had a bad experience at Leslies today, came home and found you guys. I did take the valve apart and it looked good as new. Verified O-ring was in good shape. Still cavitation noise only on Filter setting.

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    I just had this same problem on one of my customer's Hayward sand filters. Turns out all he had to do was backwash it for a good bit, he backwashed for 10min and rinsed for 5min.

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    I back flushed for 15 mins and rinsed for 5. Noise did not go away, but I will keep trying. I did confirm from previous homeowner that the sand was replaced 3 months ago

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Hmmm. If you're getting that rattle on filter mode but not rinse (or any other) that certainly points to the multi-port as the culprit. Are you pretty sure the sound is coming from the multiport? What is the psi on "rinse"? Similar to the 18 on "filter"?
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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    The pressure decrease 2 psi in rinse mode. I'm fairly certain it is the valve, but I'm new at sand filters so I'm not 100% certain.

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Both of My Hayward S210 filters with multiport valves, have made this noise in the past. I find that while the pumps is running and in "filter" opening the top screw on the filter will bleed the air out.

    Good Luck.
    16 x 32 Grecian Vinyl. Salt-Aqua Plus PS-4, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter, Hayward Ecostar SP34000vsp, Gulfstream HE-125-T-A Heat/Cool heat Pump

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Thanks for the tips, however none have resolved the problem. One more piece of data: today my back pressure on the filter increased 10 psi after a hard rain. The valve was quiet as i have ever heard. After a long backwash and rinse cycle, the pressure decreased and the noise returned.

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Why would the pressure go up 10psi after rain?
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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    What is your clean pressure? Are you exceeded the GPM rating of the multivalve?
    16 x 32 Grecian Vinyl. Salt-Aqua Plus PS-4, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter, Hayward Ecostar SP34000vsp, Gulfstream HE-125-T-A Heat/Cool heat Pump

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    Re: Noisy Hayward sand filter

    Filter pressure went up due to dirt and leaves in my pool after bad weather. My clean filter runs about 20 psi

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