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    Don't move handle with pump running!

    While back washing the filter I turned the Multiport handle with the pump running. It slipped out of my hand on closed and immediately the lid popped off the pump basket. It broke and I need to replace it. The pool is brand new only installed a few weeks ago. What is the housing for the filter basket called and where can I get one?
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    Amazon has them for $56. It is called the Strainer Pot.

    Answered my own question.
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    I shall learn from your mistake. I was TOLD this but did not know what would happen. NOW I know! THANKS!
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    You know now but you always stop the pump before moving the multiport valve handle.
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    The new skimmer pot is due to arrive tomorrow. Without the pump running is it a good idea to bring the pool up to shock to prevent algae? Just until I get it fixed.
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    I would just dose or up to the high end of normal, and brush brush brush for awhile to mix the chlorine in.
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    How exactly do I replace the skimmer pot? Is it just threaded on?
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    Not sure what brand pump you have, but on mine you remove the lid and strainer basket. Then there's a u-clip that gets pulled off, then the pot slides straight out over the center "pipe".
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    Quote Originally Posted by Smykowski
    Not sure what brand pump you have, but on mine you remove the lid and strainer basket. Then there's a u-clip that gets pulled off, then the pot slides straight out over the center "pipe".
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    It unscrews. Only about a half turn to get it off.
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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    Got the new pot here in 36 hours from ordering. All back together in about 5 mins. Now it's filling back up to middle of skimmer.

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    Re: Don't move handle with pump running!

    Quote Originally Posted by HamburgerChef
    Got the new pot here in 36 hours from ordering. All back together in about 5 mins. Now it's filling back up to middle of skimmer.

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