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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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    Apr 2007
    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.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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