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Thread: DE leaking into pool when pump starts

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    DE leaking into pool when pump starts

    I've been having this problem since last season. I see DE or some kind of dirt at the bottom of pool right after I start the pump. I've taken the fingers out and examined them for tears and why not, but I see nothing obvious. I also checked the gasket and lubricated it to no avail. I have 3 sets of finger but they all do the same, if anybody has some ideas I'll appreciate it.
    BTW, the water is fine since I use my RoboKleen after I stop the pump, the dirt is just PITA!

    Thanks.
    24' round
    Hayward DE filter EC40
    3/4 HP Hayward pump
    Pool sunk in the ground and dish in the center
    ~ 16k gallons

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    Re: DE leaking into pool when pump starts

    Check the plastic disk that the fingers mount to. I had the same problem with a disk that was cracked.
    Roger

    14 x 28 Vinyl Inground, 13200 gal., Hayward EC-65 DE w/1hp Superpump

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    Re: DE leaking into pool when pump starts

    Yeah, last night I took it apart and I saw hairline cracks in multiple places, especially on the bottom sheet. Thanks Astrolite!
    24' round
    Hayward DE filter EC40
    3/4 HP Hayward pump
    Pool sunk in the ground and dish in the center
    ~ 16k gallons

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    Re: DE leaking into pool when pump starts

    Your welcome, glad you found your problem.
    Roger

    14 x 28 Vinyl Inground, 13200 gal., Hayward EC-65 DE w/1hp Superpump

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