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    I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    Went and turned on the filter a little bit ago and as I was walking away, I heard air and then water started spewing out of the filter where the clamp is. Called my husband and he said probably the oring and there is no telling when the owners of the house last changed it. I watched a video on how to change it. In the video it said to drain the water in the filter. I know to cut off the water coming into the pump(obvious cut off switch at the pump) but does water come in from the plumbing that goes back to the pool? Can water come back through the jets or no? May be a dumb question but i honestly don't know much about this stuff.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    If the filter is above the pool water level, then water will not flow from the pool to the filter.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    So you are certain there is no additional shut-off valve of perhaps a check-valve on the pressure side (from filter to the return jets)? Nothing in-between?

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    May be irrelevant after reading Jason's post. Hopefully "elevation" will work in your favor.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    The filter is placed some what down hill but it does look higher than the water level. Thank y'all!

    The only cut off I see is one that is on the plumbing coming from the solar panels. That is completely turned off though. I'm guess the worst that could happen is, if water did come back in, once if gets below the jets it would stop and I would just have to fill the pool back up.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    Before you start (just in case) maybe look around for a rubber plug, cap, or stopper of some sort for each jet. "If" water does start to flow backwards from the jets to the filter, maybe you can stop them up? Just make sure whatever you use doesn't get sucked "into" the jets. Woo, that would not be good.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    I do have a caps for the jets. I didn't think about that. Does the water normally just trickle out of the filter? I know it's not going to be gushing out but it's barely coming out.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    "Does the water normally just trickle out of the filter? I know it's not going to be gushing out but it's barely coming out."

    Out of the drain plug - yes it is tediously slow.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    Open the air release valve on the top if you have not already.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    I don't think this filter has an air release valve. It's a Hayward S-244T.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    Oh, if that has the multiport on the top, then that is probably true.
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    Re: I think we need to change oring on filter and have a question.

    It does have the multiport on top. It's barely dripping now so hopefully most of it is out. We'll see tomorrow. Thanks!
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