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    Sta-rite not keeping water, not leaking either

    I noticed the other day when the pump started that the returns were blowing air out first.
    Thought it was odd, but then everything looked fine.

    We have no water leaking that I can see. Water level is the same as it has been.

    When pump is running it is at about 20psi. Max says 50 on filter.

    The filter basket, when the water comes in to the filter from the pool, is not keeping a suction for water when it is turned off.
    The only thing different is that this year we replaced the rubber ring on that filter basket.

    I am stumped. What could be De- pressurising the system?

    In ground Liner, MBP-125A Heat Pump by Aqua Heat , built 2003, 18x37 Grecian style, System 3 sta-rite filter. @22,000 gal, tftestkits TF-100 & 1766, USQ1102pump installed 6/2016, new liner installed 07/2017. Circupool SJ40 SWG (7/2018), Dolphin S300i 7/2016

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    Re: Sta-rite not keeping water, not leaking either

    P,

    Did you lube the new pump lid O-Ring?

    It sure sounds like you have an air leak to me...

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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    Re: Sta-rite not keeping water, not leaking either

    Ok. So I think I figured it out.. which I thought may happen once I posted this.
    Right where the connection to the pump motor and the tubing that goes to the filter the seal is not keeping the water in.
    What can I use to fix this?
    In ground Liner, MBP-125A Heat Pump by Aqua Heat , built 2003, 18x37 Grecian style, System 3 sta-rite filter. @22,000 gal, tftestkits TF-100 & 1766, USQ1102pump installed 6/2016, new liner installed 07/2017. Circupool SJ40 SWG (7/2018), Dolphin S300i 7/2016

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    Re: Sta-rite not keeping water, not leaking either

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    P,

    Did you lube the new pump lid O-Ring?

    It sure sounds like you have an air leak to me...

    Jim R.
    Jim they told me not to lube that ring.
    The ring we replaced was for the first basket when the water comes from the pool, before the heater and filter.

    I can see where it is leaking. Only leaking when the pump is on. It is after that basket before the filter. Literally the tubing coming from the motor area.

    Think maybe I need to get some type of plumbing goop?

    In ground Liner, MBP-125A Heat Pump by Aqua Heat , built 2003, 18x37 Grecian style, System 3 sta-rite filter. @22,000 gal, tftestkits TF-100 & 1766, USQ1102pump installed 6/2016, new liner installed 07/2017. Circupool SJ40 SWG (7/2018), Dolphin S300i 7/2016

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