I have a 16'x48" summer escapes, looks like a intek ultra frame. I replaced the pump & filter on it with a columbia I found on ebay like this one:
Well it worked awesome last year kept the pool nice and clean. Well when winter came along I drain the filter set the valve to winter and moved the pump into the garage but left the filter out, probably a mistake. Anyway the only trouble I had prior to today with it was it was too powerful for the skimmer that came with the pool I couldn't vac without crushing the old cartridge tube(lower portion of skimmer).
Anyway getting the pool around & ready this year I installed a hayward through the wall skimmer box that's hopefully stronger than the old one. I topped off the pool and went to start up the filter and I have water coming out of the waste discharge and nothing coming out of the return. I took off the return line to make sure nothing was in it its clear. I'm not sure if the valve is just failing to close all the way or stuck or what???
I have no problems tearing it apart if it needs it but I need some guidance.