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Thread: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help !

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    Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help !

    Hi guys ! Opening my pool this weekend ---so far not the greatest experience.
    The pool was looking prettyblue when I peeked under the cover, however upon removing the cover I accidentally dropped a bunch of dirtlyleaves in the pool. ugh
    Well after scooping out what I could, I hooked up the filter ans started to run. Seemed ok but it does drip a little where the pump connects to the filter.
    When I put it on high speed ( I have a powerflo matrix I believe) the filter basket in the pump quickly empties and I can tell it seems like only air is getting thru.
    What could be the issue here ?
    21' All Steel AGP with Resin caps, Heyward S244T Sand Filter, Heyward 1HP 2 speed pump

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    Re: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help

    It's an air leak.
    Common places for a suction side leak are the pump basket lid, clean and lube the basket lid o-ring.
    The pump drain plugs, remove and reseal them.
    The skimmer weir, make sure it operates freely.
    The water level in the pool, make sure it's high enough that the skimmer doesn't create a vortex.
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    Re: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help

    Yeah, definitely an air leak.

    Friend of mine had the same exact problem. In his case it turned out to be incorrectly aligned and over-tightened unions.
    22K IG vinyl, .5HP Northstar pump, S244T filter, AutoPilot Digital w/SC-48 cell

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    Re: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help

    Yep, find the leak.

    By the way...not that it matters, but it is Hayward, not Heyward
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    Re: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help

    thanks so much guys. Love how you guys are always present in the forum, even on holiday weekends.
    It was the pipe that connects between the pool and the pump. Wasn't tight enough. I created a foot long pvc pipe with a metal insert so I am able to ground the pool water (its my towns code)
    The hose that connects to the filter from the pump has a very small drip right at the connection. I think if I disconnect and apply thicker coat of plumbers tape it wont leak anymore.
    can run the pump on high with not a lot of issue right now. Just got done vacuuming for two hours. I'm assuming I can get away with the small drip by the filter right ?
    21' All Steel AGP with Resin caps, Heyward S244T Sand Filter, Heyward 1HP 2 speed pump

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    Re: Heyward 2 cycle pump filter basket drains on high...help

    I'm assuming I can get away with the small drip by the filter right ?
    Absolutely no harm.
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