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    Apr 2015
    Waterford, MI

    Air in filter?

    Hi guys,

    New pool guy here and glad to be part of the site.

    I have a couple questions regarding my filter/pump setup. 1st question, my return hose seems to leak at the house clamp, its a small drip, I tightened the hose clamp but still seems to drip. Any tips to fix this?

    2nd question is, every couple days or 2 I crack open the air release on the top of my filter and air comes out. I must be sucking in air someplace. Maybe I need to do the same fix on my intake hose? Any way to find a leak on the intake side of the pump?

    My stats should be in the signature and if there is any additional info you think I should add please let me know.

    Michigan - 24'x54" AG, approx 15,000g, 2 center drains, Cartridge filter, Aqua Pro 2hp, 2 speed pump 3.5a@1725w / 10.5a@3450w, AquaCal TropiCal T90 heat pump, Hayward Salt & Swim SWG, Poolskim, Aquabot Rover Jr.

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    Jun 2008
    Seattle, WA

    Re: Air in filter?

    About the hose clamp leak, sometimes all it takes is to loosen the clamp, rotate it on the hose a little bit (like a quarter way around) and then tighten. Sometimes clamps aren't round (maybe someone stepped on it before it was used) and it helps to take it off and gently bend the band in some strategic places to make it as nearly perfectly circular as you can. That will ensure the tightening forces are applied equally around the hose. You may also need to remove the hose from the fitting and reposition it or cut it shorter so it has some fresh new surfaces to seal on. Something should work. Good luck.
    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Air in filter?

    Great advice from gtemkin
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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