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Thread: Air relief valve leaking water, Starite System 3

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    May 2010
    Palm Springs area, CA

    Air relief valve leaking water, Starite System 3

    Looks like I have a worsening leak witht the air valve that sits on top of the filter. It is part 2 in the diagram. It will allow water to pass even when closed and still sounds like air escaping-strange.

    Is it a simple matter to unscrew this piece and replace it? Pool store says they have a replacement piece although it doesn't look 'exactly' the same, I would guess just a newer version. My fear is something will crack or break and I need to buy a new filter.
    11,000 gallon in-ground pool/spa combo, pebble-tec, Sta-rite system 3 cartridge 300 sqft, Pentair Whisperflo WFDS-6 2 speed 1.5 HP full-rated, formerly Starite Max-e-Glas 2 HP up-rated single speed, Sta-Rite Max-E Therm natural gas heater. Jandy Aqualink RS Onetouch. Manual vacuum. Chlorine.

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Air relief valve leaking water, Starite System 3

    On many of those valves, there is an o-ring that seals them up. Make sure yours is there.

    And, yes, it should unscrew easily and be replaced easily.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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