OK, first I now I have a small lateral tear as I did have to backwash today and sand came into the pool along with some cloudy water. My question is now when I try to put it back to filter, I notice that the pool works fine for a while meaning everything seems good, then all of a sudden I notice air bubbles comming into the return line. I do have a couple small leaks by the skimmer pot, and I just put magic lube on the orings to seal them up.
I did have some air comming into the return lines over the summer, but very small and thought I would take care of it all when I close the pool here in about 3-4 weeks. But now when I turn the pool off, it looses its prime in the return lines.
Of course its the weekend, and nobody is around at my PB so I left a message there for the service guy to return my call.
For the time being, the only other option I can think of on the air is that I may have another leak above ground where the multiport is. Maybe my spider gasket is shot? I suppose that would be the first culprite to start at?
I have never taken one of these aprat, so it cant be too hard as I see I do have a spare gasket lying around that I could try replacing. Can that be possible? I just want to know first before I start taking things apart? I would feel that it may be suking air back through the valve once I turn off the pump. Skimmer basket is full after I shut it off? It doesnt leak in the waste line at all either?
What do you guys think?