Dirt coming into the pool and low pressure

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Pat

Dirt coming into the pool and low pressure

Postby Pat » Sun 04 Jun, 2006 14:44

We just received a lot of rain. The day after I noticed the pressure had dropped from 20 psi to around 5 psi. I backwashed the pump. When I started the pump back on filter I noticed there was a lot of debris coming into the pool (looked like leaves and dirt). There were also a bunch of ants coming through the filter system.

I cleaned out my filter but this did not help. I think I may have a hole in one of the pipes and that's where the dirt and ants are coming from and could also explain why the pressure dropped. Any advice?


Pooly

Postby Pooly » Thu 08 Jun, 2006 02:01

Hi Pat,

I have the exact same thing but I also have no idea as to what the problem is. I was thinking that I had a leak between the multiport and the tube in the sand filter. So I added an o-ring there but it didnt help at all.
I also have no pressure changes at all (Have great flow of water in the system but the actual pressure gauge does not move at all)..

Hope someone can help us... =(
Guest

Postby Guest » Wed 05 Jul, 2006 18:03

pressure test your equipmenr .if they used black poly or tiger flex you may have a leak .ants love that pipe . even with schuedual 80 maybe you developed a leak somewhere . i'd start with the returns also .
lsumter

Pressure testing

Postby lsumter » Sun 09 Jul, 2006 13:17

[quote="Anonymous"]pressure test your equipmenr .if they used black poly or tiger flex you may have a leak .ants love that pipe . even with schuedual 80 maybe you developed a leak somewhere . i'd start with the returns also .[/quote]

What is the best method for pressure testing your lines. I am seeing dirt as well. The last time this happened I used a baloon type device you hook to a water hose. Incerted it into the line at the pump and plugged the skimmer. Is there a better way?

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