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    leaking filter

    wondering if someone could tell me the possible causes of my backwash valve leaking. Water is constantly coming out the backwash hose even in the filter mode.

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    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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    Re: leaking filter

    Probably your spider gasket. Cheap, easy fix.
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    Re: leaking filter

    cool will have hubby look into that tomorrow on his day off...thanks soo much
    Overwhelmed
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    Re: leaking filter

    forgot to ask...where is this gasket located?
    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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    Re: leaking filter

    if you take apart the screws that hold the valve top on (be careful, the top will spring up) you can remove the diverter. The spider gasket goes on this diverter.
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    Re: leaking filter

    When I take the top of the port off to replace that gasket, will water fly out of the top? Also where is the best place to find one of those gaskets?
    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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    Re: leaking filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jshinklin
    When I take the top of the port off to replace that gasket, will water fly out of the top? Also where is the best place to find one of those gaskets?

    You need to make sure no water can flow from your return or skimmer. Plug them or close the valves. Shut off the pump and remove the handle and top. You can get the gasket at a pool store.
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    Re: leaking filter

    WOOHOOO i actually didnt have to replace the gasket, we plugged the lines, opened the top and it had a piece of sand on the gasket. We removed the sand and used a silicon water pump sealant, sealed the entire gasket and NO LEAKING now....thanks so much for all your help everyone!!!!! PS...still have cloudy water still keeping chlorine level at 25, just cant get the cloudy out..will continue to keep it high till it does clear.
    Overwhelmed
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