Another year another 10 problems
This year upon having all equipment connected, there is a small bit of air in the pump gasket. Not a lot.
But normally there is absolutely none. There are just some small bubbles swirling around.
Within about an hour of this, the air becomes greater in the gasket. Still nothing substantial. But larger bubbles. At this time, the return pressure is significantly diminished.
If I backwash or even just 'bump' the filter (set it to backwash just for a second and then back to filter) the air bubbles go back to barely noticable and the return pressure is great for about another hour. Until it happens again.
The cement / equipment pad is pretty wet all the time. So something over there is leaking, but I cant really see what. I think the multi-valve port has some leaking happening.
Also whats interesting and I dont think I ever noticed before is, when this is happening, and I turn the filter off, water forces its way out of the pump gasket. Just looks like so much pressure is built up on there that it squeezes its way out. I dont think thats happened in the past. The seal does look good and the o-ring seems in place and ok.
Any suggestions that I can look for on my own before I call my pool guy to come back?
Thanks so much in advance