Good afternoon all.
I have an odd thing I havent found a thread on yet. On my Hayward sand filter ( S-244T) i am getting this small amount of flow returning to the pool during a backwash. Because I have solid PVC plumbing with unions, I've only checked a few times but I do not believe the multiport is leaking to waste when i am in "filter" mode. I've put in a new spider gasket, seated it with rubber cement (supplied by memphis pool where I bought the gasket) and that did nothing to improve. I went back, they advised I check for cracks and proper seating so i pulled it all apart again and found no cracks and the gasket is in place all the way around and the adhesive is holding it in place. There was a tiny pitted section on my lever assembly where the rotating spring loaded pad engages the rubber spider gasket, so I brought that in and just bought a new entire piece. Just installed it and still, this small amount of flow going back to the pool! What else should I be looking for? I'm so very confused. Thanks!
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the flow has some pressure too - as you would assume. I'd say it's volume would be about that of a garden hose that is half or less turned on. Consistent and constant flow.