Water slowly draining from pump after backwash....

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Pmack963

Water slowly draining from pump after backwash....

Postby Pmack963 » Wed 04 May, 2016 18:46

Hello, I have an in ground pool that is about 18,000 gallons and that I've been able to care for myself without professional assistance thanks to this forum. I opened my pool about 2 weeks ago, and everything was working fine as far as I could tell.

I leave my pump off overnight, and this morning I went out and moved my sand filter to backwash, and ran the pump for about a minute, then turned off the pump, switched the filter from backwash to "filter", turned in the pump and walked away like I've done a thousand times.

3 hours later I noticed my water level had dropped about 2 inches. I noticed that the drain hose attached to the sand filter was slowly but steadily trickling out water. Not at the pace of if I had it set to 'drain' or 'backwash' but more like a kitchen sick that was left on.

Anyways I turned off the pump, moved the settings around to "drain" " backwash" etc to test it, and they seem to work fine. But for some reason the problem continues when I switch the filter back to normal.

Any ideas? I think this one may call for a professional repairman but if it's something I can try to fix myself I'm all ears. Thanks for your time


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Re: Water slowly draining from pump after backwash....

Postby Yasmar75 » Wed 11 May, 2016 15:24

Sounds like the spider gasket in your multiport valve is passing water. Either fit a valve to the waste or replace the valve.
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Re: Water slowly draining from pump after backwash....

Postby Denniswiseman » Tue 24 May, 2016 03:55

Change the spider gasket
It's a simple job

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