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    Help Filter/Pump problem

    Hey Guys, I need some help in a bad way.

    For some reason whenever I vacuum my pool for some reason the head on my multi port valve lifts off the spider gasket and water "pours" out of the waste line, also whenever the pump shuts off I can hear air being pulled back into the filter through the waste line.

    I have taken the valve apart and cleaned and inspected the spider gasket, I have also added a check valve to the feed line on my pump in case I was developing an air pocket.....

    I fully submerge the hose in the pool and make sure there is no air in it......but as soon as I start vacuuming air gets pulled into the system from somwhere because the return in the aquagenie starts spitting out bubbles......help
    16x32 In ground
    Hayward 2 Speed pump
    500lb Hayward Sand Filter
    Aquaplus SWG
    Owner built
    Pool Chemistry Not available yet

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    Re: Help Filter/Pump problem

    Have you checked the status of the hose?
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Re: Help Filter/Pump problem

    The main spring in the multiport may be weak. How old are valve & filter?
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    17k inground concrete; 1.5hp 2 speed Tristar pump, 300sq.ft. Cartridge filter, AquaLogic PS-4 w/ Tcell-15, Navigator suction cleaner.

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