i have recently set up an 18'x52" Intex Ultra frame pool. Last year i had the 18'x48" easy set. I had trouble last year with keeping the pool clean and was advised from the pool store to buy the Hayward Power Flo LX Pump 40gpm skid with the C225 filter.
When i set up the pump this year (can;t remember if i had this problem last year) it seems to be having trouble drawing a suction, it seems to be cavitating, even though i am bleeding the system.
Is this pump to powerful for the Intex supplied plunger valves and pulling air in through the seals in them. I have the hoses connected properly and i cannot see any "leaks".
Has anyone had a similar problem, and does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this. As it stand i have "throttled" the suction valve down which appears to at least keep the pump flowing, only at a reduced capacity.