Hello Experts, Masters, Enlightened ones, and generally anyone less frustrated than I,
(That should cover almost everyone :P)
I'm coming to you completely at my wits end here. The pump bucket does not stay more than 2/3 filled and it seems to me that there is little suction throughout the whole pool. Initially when I had this issue I opened up the filter and found that the disperser assembly had fallen into the pool filter. It hadn't been PVC Glued well (if at all) and the filter was just grabbing anything it could get.
After fixing that and spreading the sand on the inside I notice the pump bucket fill up immediately. The pool showed excellent flow and life was good -- for a couple runs. After 2-3 runs the pump bucket dropped to 2/3 full again.
If I open the filter and smooth over the sand removing the very slimy top layer I notice the pump bucket once again fills up to the top. It won't go 100% -- maybe 90%. I can't do that each time the pump should turn on though.
I did notice that the Multiport valve drips here and there, though it's very small and slow. I changed the gasket inside of it and it hasn't stopped but there was a second gasket I didn't change. I was thinking about doing that too.
I have attached pictures to this post to perhaps give you an idea on what's going on. Normally my Dad works on this setup but he's had to move to another state for a bit for work and I'm taking over the maintenance on his house. This is for his house, not a commercial site -- even though the unit says it's commercial.
Thank you for reading here,
Thank you for your time.