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Thread: Pump housing with air in it

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    Pump housing with air in it

    I have a pentair challenger.... I thought the strainer basket should be full of water?? It never fills up all the way.... It's like air get trapped in it... I can see water being splashed around through the clear lid... It never loses prime.... But seems to be running loud.... I don't have, or know if I have an air release valve somewhere?? I have a Hayward 24" sand filter.... Im new to this ...
    Any info is appreciated!
    20x40 vinyl liner IG pool, 20x16 shallow end, deep end is 8ft....Metal walls... 1hp single speed Pentair Pump..... 24" sand filter... build in progress....

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    Re: Pump housing with air in it

    There should be a little x shaped cap on the top of your filter. If you loosen it when you start the pump and it will release the the air and tighten it back up when the water starts to come out.
    Also make sure that the pump basket lid has a good seal with enough lube so that it is not leaking air.
    17,000 gal, IG Gunite Diamond Brite plaster Kidneybean,w/7x11 tanning ledge& 3x5 swimout bench,244T 300lb Hayward Pro high rate sand filter(63 GPM) , Hayward 1Hp Super Pump w/3/4 hp booster pump, Polaris 280, Laars Lite 2 175k N/G Heater, Tf-100, Speed stir

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    Re: Pump housing with air in it

    Where is the x shaped cap?? I looked for some kind of air release.... I couldn't find it!
    20x40 vinyl liner IG pool, 20x16 shallow end, deep end is 8ft....Metal walls... 1hp single speed Pentair Pump..... 24" sand filter... build in progress....

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    Re: Pump housing with air in it

    Maybe Post a pic of your filter.
    17,000 gal, IG Gunite Diamond Brite plaster Kidneybean,w/7x11 tanning ledge& 3x5 swimout bench,244T 300lb Hayward Pro high rate sand filter(63 GPM) , Hayward 1Hp Super Pump w/3/4 hp booster pump, Polaris 280, Laars Lite 2 175k N/G Heater, Tf-100, Speed stir

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