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Thread: Leaky DE filter

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    Leaky DE filter

    Although the pool is clear and pumping well; I noticed a continual dribble from the valve on top of the large DE filter. The pressure reads about 19 (start-up was 15) so I don't think I have a pressure problem (I hope). Am I missing something? Should I be concerned? Any thoughts?
    Cement pool 50,000 gals. nine foot deep at one end
    kidney shaped. Large DE filter and pump.

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    Re: Leaky DE filter

    Quote Originally Posted by JFP
    Although the pool is clear and pumping well; I noticed a continual dribble from the valve on top of the large DE filter. The pressure reads about 19 (start-up was 15) so I don't think I have a pressure problem (I hope). Am I missing something? Should I be concerned? Any thoughts?
    On the top of the filter there should be a pressure gauge and air relief valve. If the dribble is coming from the air relief valve, try tightening the part that opens and closes it. If it is from a connection, you can redo them using teflon tape.

    When you shut the system off can you hear air being pulled in through the top of the filter?

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