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Thread: Wondering if this is all with the valve on the filter...

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    Wondering if this is all with the valve on the filter...

    What I'm getting:
    1. A puff of dirt in the pool when I turn on the pump (put a skimmer & aquarium filter sock over the return and saw that some of the dirt particles are larger than the filter sand.
    2. Sometimes some water still goes out of the back flush hose after back flushing and turning back to circulate.
    3. Losing some suction / pressure after pump running awhile, particularly when vacuuming (enough that my autovac stops running.) I do not have a filter pressure gauge so don't know what the pressures like in the filter when it does this; just know that the water pressure to the pool goes down. It does come back when I turn the pump off and back on.
    I know the first two problems are probably spider gasket; in fact I had that answered before here. But is the third problem, with the pressure, related? (I haven't replaced the gasket assembly yet; I found the spider gasket is molded into the diverter and that's about $30 whereas the whole valve is about $70. So I'll probably get the whole valve.)
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Wondering if this is all with the valve on the filter...

    Is there air in the pump basket when you lose pressure/vacuum?
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    Re: Wondering if this is all with the valve on the filter...

    Yeah, there is.
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Wondering if this is all with the valve on the filter...

    I think you have two different problems. The spider gasket and a suction side leak. Once you fix the gasket concentrate on finding the leak.

    Pump drain plugs, basket lid o-ring, skimmer weir, and water level. If the level is too low the skimmer will create a vortex.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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