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    Multiport valve not reseating

    I decided to "deep clean" my sand filter after partially clearing a seriously swampy pool (as I found in other threads - basically sticking a hose down in the sand and manually flushing it). An amazing amount of junk came out of the sand!

    Feeling victorious, I went to put the multiport valve back on, and it won't seat properly. It's as if the standpipe/laterals have moved up in the sand during the process, and now I can't get it back down. I don't want to apply too much force as I'm afraid of breaking the laterals.

    This is the filter type I have for my AGP:

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-650-Gallon- ... and+filter

    Any ideas or tips on how to resolve this? Hopefully without removing all the sand and starting over?
    10k gal IG w/ salt system, spa, gas heater, and auto cover.

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    Re: Multiport valve not reseating

    If the standpipe/laterals moved during the cleaning you'll have to remove all the sand and reseat the pipe and then put the sand back.
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    Re: Multiport valve not reseating

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If the standpipe/laterals moved during the cleaning you'll have to remove all the sand and reseat the pipe and then put the sand back.
    Gah, that's what I was afraid of. Getting out the shopvac...

    Thanks.
    10k gal IG w/ salt system, spa, gas heater, and auto cover.

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