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    Intex sand filter

    Hi,does anybody know how many amps the intex 2650 gallon/hour uses????
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Welcome to tfp, TCJ4

    From the pictures I have seen (and stories I have heard), Aruba is a beautiful place!

    Quote Originally Posted by TCJ4
    Hi,does anybody know how many amps the intex 2650 gallon/hour uses????
    Per manual: 6 amps

    link: http://slink.intexdevelopment.com/b2...frmLnk=magento
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Thx, and yes aruba is very beautiful
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    Thru wall skimmer,
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    I have had the sand filter for over a month now and it has been working awsome but i when i went to turn to turn off the pump i noticed that the water is being pushed back up to the skimmer and some of the water also is drained from the pump basket.

    Just wondering what u guys think and if i should be worried???

    Ps: after i turn the pump back on it has to catch prime for a few seconds then it starts working again.
    Intex 15X48" /5300 galloms
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Do you have air in your pump strainer basket too? That may be a sign of a suction side leak. Air gets into the filter and when the pump is turned off the air pressure forces water out of the filter and back into the pool.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Yup. Sounds like there is a build-up of air in the filter that get compressed, once the pump turns off, the water is pushed backward when the air expands.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    When the pump is running i have no air in the pump,but i'm thinking that there could be air trapped in the filter

    When the pump is running the basket is fully filled with water
    Intex 15X48" /5300 galloms
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Any ideas how to get the air out from the filter because there is no air release valve on the filter?
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Hmm ... acctually, with a mutli-valve on the top of the sand filter ... it should not really be possible for air to accumulate in the filter.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    I think when i was cleaning the skimmer basket and because the water level is low the pump got some air.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Simplifying here a bit, if you have air in the filter (and you do), it is coming from the suction side of your system.....somewhere between the pump and the skimmer(s) or intake.

    If you find and seal those air leaks, the problem will be resolved.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    But how come it only happens when i turn the pump off and not when it is running?
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Because when the pump is running it is pressurizing the filter by pushing air into it. When the pump is shut off, the air can then escape backwards out of the filter, through the pump and back to the pool.
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    I have to check tomorrow for any leaks.but i have never had an air leak before.

    Should i be worried or can i just let it run like this?
    Intex 15X48" /5300 galloms
    Intex 2650 sand filter
    Thru wall skimmer,
    FAS-DPD chlorine test kit K-2006
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    Re: Intex sand filter

    Ok the pump has been running perfectly again,i haven't check yet if there is still air in the filter and i checked for air leaks.i found nothing

    If there is still air in the filter how can i remove it?
    Intex 15X48" /5300 galloms
    Intex 2650 sand filter
    Thru wall skimmer,
    FAS-DPD chlorine test kit K-2006
    Hard plumbed

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