I own a Jacuzzi Laser sand filter that I believe to be about 5 years old. It came with the house and I would be surprised if it has been maintained at all (since nothing else in the house/pool was).
So I have a slight problem that has become more apparent as I have replaced my backwash hose with flex PVC and buried it to runoff 50 feet away.
Twice I have woken up to find my pool down 3 inches of water or more.
It seems that when selecting filter on the multiport valve even though it "clicks" in to the filter location if it is not perfectly inline it will continue to leak water through the backwash tube.
I would like to fix this problem rather than modifying my backwash hosing to see if water is leaking.
I've heard about these spider gaskets, could that need to be replaced?
What other things should I be looking at to troubleshoot this issue?
On a side note, the previous owners just ran the backwash off of about a two foot length of hosing (making it easy to see if it was leaking) and there appears to be alot of built up sand around this area. Should I open this bad boy up and clean its innards? Add sand? What can you suggest as I have never owned a pool before and really don't know much about these types of filters.
Thanks in advance!!!!