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Thread: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot water

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    Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot water

    I just turned off the pump because the pool suction did not seem to be strong and there was an endless number of air bubbles in the return lines. Then immediately after turning the pump off I opened the leaf box and lots of steam came out and the water in the leaf box was very hot. Is something wrong with my system? Is this normal? Thanks.

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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    It's not normal. There is no water flow, which causes the water to overheat. There is probably a suction side air leak or obstruction.

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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    Did the basket melt ??
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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    That happened to me before.
    Melted basket and warped the lid so it would never seal again.
    Had to replace o-ring also.
    Check the pipe going into the front of the pump .. Thats the uasual suspect, could be else where on the suction side.
    Sean Hannon
    30,000 Gallons gunite pool Coated by Fibertech
    Hayward Pro Grid 72 / Hayward multiport
    Circupool V3 VS pump
    CirCupool SWG RJ 60, 400.000 btu raypak , Built in SPA

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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    If the basket is deformed, then the male pvc fittings going into the pump are likely to be shrunk. Once they shrink, they need to be replaced.

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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    I cleaned out the filter which was quite dirty. Could that have been the culprit? The basket was not melted.

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    Re: Turned Off Pump and Opened Leaf Box, tons of steam/hot w

    Are you getting good water flow now?

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