Hello all....I am new too these boards and just need some help with some questions.
1- I have a Hayward 1 HP super pump which is starting to show signs of leaking water collecting at the base of the pump. Is this a pump seal and or gasket, or time for a new pump. ( Pump is 8 years old)
2- My Hayward DE filter is starting to leak from the crown on top of the filter. I have a EC65 or EC75 ( Not sure which one) filter. I went to backwash and when I closed the backwash valve water starting dripping down from the top of the filter. Did I ruin the gasket or do worse damage to the filter.
3- Before all the items in 1 and 2 began to happen I could never really maintain a good level of water in the pump housing. After running the pool for about an hour I would start to see air pockets in the water housing. I kept losing the prime on the pump. (shutdown,bleed air, bump, restart, etc,)
4- When should I be back washing the filter. Unless my pressure guage is broken ( which is possible) I am always running at 12 psi.
5- Can some please tell me the proper way to backwash,precoat, and what the proper pressures are for my pool
Pool is a 16 x 32 inground and roughly about 22,000 gallons of water.
Thanks for any help