Backwash port leaking, and no suction

stavs

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May 17, 2010
50
Ok...still trying to get my pool in order. We have a Hayward S180t filter with a SP0714 multiport head. I have a couple issues I am trying to troubleshoot.

1. When I lift the handle, water will start coming out of the backwash port and around the handle.
2. I have a leak around the collar when in backwash. The collar is not touching on one end, and I think I have it as tight as I can.
3. When I attach the vacuum hose, I am not getting any suction
4. There is pressure coming out of the eyeball, but it doesnt really move the water all that much. No ripples in the water.

Not sure if this is important, but when we opened the pool, our pool was green-our cover was destroyed so we had a lot of dirt/leaves in the water. Our water is clear now, and it has been staying clean, so I think the filter is working right, but something tells me it should be doing a better job. Pressure on the filter is about 23.

Also, what is the proper procedure to clean a sand filter? Thanks!
 

stavs

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May 17, 2010
50
Yes. I have an on/off switch that I've been making great use of :) I've been lucky in that I have aquarium experience, so thats helped me a bit....always turn stuff off when doing something new.
 

stavs

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May 17, 2010
50
Ok....I feel like an idiot and have to admit failure. The entire time I have been fighting with this pool, I did not realize that my brother in law had installed a plug behind the eyeball! Man, I feel like a moron, but on the plus side everything is working as it should and I have beautiful pressure coming out of the eyeball now.

I'm still shocked that even with that plug in and such reduced flow that I was able to turn my swamp into crystal clear water!
 

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