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    Introducing and question

    Just wanted to say hi to everyone, new member My back ground in pools is zero been doing allot of reading and trying to understand the chemistry..

    I do have a question my filter seems to be getting air everytime the pump is off, then once it turns on at night it always has air, so I have to release the air from the pressure release valve in top, anyone have any idea why that happens, can it be the gasket the seals the filter housing in the middle?

    thanks

    jaime
    10K gallon IG, pebble with waterfall; Pentair cartridge filter; 1 1/2 HP pump; Eco Matic SWG Zodiac Cleaner

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    Re: Introducing and question

    Welcome to TFP!

    Is there air in the pump basket? Does the filter fill with air when the pump is running? Or does the filter just drain after the pump is off?
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    Re: Introducing and question

    there is no air in the basket, it seems to me that its draining when its off
    10K gallon IG, pebble with waterfall; Pentair cartridge filter; 1 1/2 HP pump; Eco Matic SWG Zodiac Cleaner

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    Re: Introducing and question

    Well if it drains when they pump is off, then there must be a leak somewhere around the filter. Any wetness? Although the leak could let air in, but not let water out when the pump is on.
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    Re: Introducing and question

    am hoping is the gasket because this started happening allot worse once i took the filter housing apart to clean the filters and the o-ring looks very old, am thinking the people that owned the house before didnt do a good job at keeping up with the pool, the filter housing had like 8" of sand in the bottom and the filters were very dirty


    thanks for the help
    10K gallon IG, pebble with waterfall; Pentair cartridge filter; 1 1/2 HP pump; Eco Matic SWG Zodiac Cleaner

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