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    Purchased New Intelleflow after super II failed

    Hello,
    I purchased a new variable speed intelleflow pump after my hayward bit the dust (seized and blew a circuit breaker). I have 1 1/2" plumbing to the de filter and pool and my new pump has 2". I have a barracuda G3 cleaner, Hayward Vari flow valve and Hayward DE (don't know what model/size) and here are some pics of my system before the new intelleflow filter was installed ( https://picasaweb.google.com/1172771461 ... 1731221426 ).
    The installer said I should replace my DE filter because at 3200 RPM it leaks. I have gotten the baracuda to work at 2400 RPM but it will not start unless it is at 2700 RPM then I slow it down to 2400 RPM.

    Question 1: Do you think I need a new DE Filter and Valve

    Question 2: What model DE Filter would you recommend and where would be the best place to purchase it (cheapest).

    Thanks in advance for your time.

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    Re: Purchased New Intelleflow after super II failed

    That's a pretty big pump, and at that speed it's likely pushing much more water than your filter is designed to handle. There should be a label somewhere on the filter saying the model/size; that info would help.
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    Re: Purchased New Intelleflow after super II failed

    The installer said I should replace my DE filter because at 3200 RPM it leaks.
    Where is it leaking? It may just need a new o-ring or gasket or maybe just a little pool lube.

    But you shouldn't ever need to run the pump at 3200 RPM. Even 2700 RPM seems high for the cleaner. If you can isolate the cleaner, you may be able to run at lower RPM.
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