Filter lid almost popped off. Leaked water everywhere.

Iansmith246

New member
Jun 11, 2019
2
Dallas, tx
Manually vacuumed the pool into the skimmer. Our auto leaf vac is getting new tubes. Had a brain fart and lifted the vacuum out of the water. Air got sucked into our only intake/skimmer. I freaked out and ran to turn off the pump. Emptied pump basket. Waited a minute and turned it back on. Water started spewing from the clamp on the filter. I turned it off. Opened up the cartridge filter, everything seemed fine. Put it back together, same thing. Cleaned and re-lubed the O-ring, same thing water everywhere. Worried the Dang thing might blow up in my face. Any advice on what to do?
 

ajw22

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Pool Size
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Chlorine
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SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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Pegasus_RPG

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Jun 10, 2019
36
Las Vegas, NV
Are you opening the relief valve on top of the filter canister before you turn the pump on? (Read the warning on the side of the canister if it's still attached.)
 

Iansmith246

New member
Jun 11, 2019
2
Dallas, tx
Are you opening the relief valve on top of the filter canister before you turn the pump on? (Read the warning on the side of the canister if it's still attached.)

Yes, and I close the relief valve when the water shoots out. But then it practically pops off. Already tried adjusting the lid and tapping the clamp with a rubber hammer. I’ve taken the lid off many times before and can’t figure out why I can’t get it back on. Very frustrating.
 

Pegasus_RPG

Active member
Jun 10, 2019
36
Las Vegas, NV
Probably a clog downstream of the filter then. See this thread for detailed troubleshooting steps. (In a nutshell, adjust valves to minimize branches and see if the pressure returns to normal. Also check for broken heater parts in downstream piping and check valves if present.)
 
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