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    I'm ready...but first, a question or two.

    Hi all... I had a filter problem a few weeks ago that was solved here on the forum. Thank you again to 'Waste'! Now, after doing a ton of reading, I am realizing that I know nothing about taking care of a pool... but I think I am ready to convert to the BBB method, since I know there is a wealth of information here at my fingertips. I just ordered my test kit and am anxiously awaiting a sparkling pool. At the moment, mine is a bit cloudy.

    Now, the question or two. When I was having my filtration problem recently, I opened my filter and cleaned and lubed the O-ring. The filter turned out to not be causing the problem, but now I have noticed whenever I move the lever on my Multi-valve and turn the pump back on, there is dirty water going back into the pool. This only lasts for a few seconds but it is still disturbing. I first noticed it after backwashing. However, it will do it even if I just turn off the pump to clean out the strainer basket and turn the pump back on. There is also a bit of bubbling at the return, but I've read some things that I am going to try with that. Also, my sight glass is only half full. Should it be completely full of water?

    Thank you.

    Dawn
    27' round AG
    Hayward Matrix 1 1/2 HP Pump
    Hayward S210T Sand Filter

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    Re: I'm ready...but first, a question or two.

    Dawn, are you still having this problem?

    Luv& Luk
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: I'm ready...but first, a question or two.

    Thanks for the 'bump' waste! I think I am good! I opened the filter again just yesterday and looked around and didn't see anything wrong, so I just clean up the O-ring and the rim, re-lubed everything and put it back together. The only thing I did differently this time, was I had my son tighten his side of the collar at the same time that I was tightening mine so that it would go together more uniformly (last time I was on my own). I don't know what exactly fixed it, but so far, only clean water is coming through the return.

    I could kick myself for not having done it sooner though. I went from yukky water to beautiful sparkling water and am now back to cloudy but improving conditions. I am sure that putting this issue off was keeping me in a 2-steps forward, 1-step back situation.

    I am convinced that the mistakes I make this year are going to contribute to me having 'the most awesome sparkling pool' for the entire summer next year!

    Thank you again!
    27' round AG
    Hayward Matrix 1 1/2 HP Pump
    Hayward S210T Sand Filter

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