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    Leaves in Polaris 380 In-Line Filter

    I'm getting leaf debris in my in-line filter. It's not unusual to get bits of grit, like grains of sand, trapped in the filter. This year, though, I'm getting relatively large bits of leaves, debris that I think should be trapped by the pool filter. Lately, the in-line filter needs to be cleaned at least twice per week.

    This is a typical Polaris installation - water goes from the pool filter directly into the Polaris booster pump and out to the 380. My in-line filter is the older model that is contained inside the quick disconnect with universal wall fitting assembly.

    I'm thinking that this isn't a Polaris problem, but a pool filter problem. As you can see in my sig block, I'm using a Hayward S-244 w/Zeolite. Filter & media are both less than 3 seasons old.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
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    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
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    Re: Leaves in Polaris 380 In-Line Filter

    If you're getting debris that you can see, past the filter there's definitely something wrong with the filter. Are you getting any Zeo in the pool?
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    Re: Leaves in Polaris 380 In-Line Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    ... Are you getting any Zeo in the pool?
    Nope. I see some Zeo when I backwash - more like Zeo dust.
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Leaves in Polaris 380 In-Line Filter

    Then I'd suspect the multiport valve and/or gasket.
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    Re: Leaves in Polaris 380 In-Line Filter

    Boogers. Well, I know how to check/replace the gasket. Guess I'll try that before I fool with the multiport.
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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