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Hayward sand filter needs primed every time

I have had the pool for over 15 years. I just replaced the seal in the flow valve. every time I tern the filter off, the water in the lines runs back into the pool pushing any particals in the skimmer back into the pool. I have to reprime the filter pump when I turn it back on. The waste line is not leaking any water during filter mode and there are no visible leaks. What is wrong?

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The problem is a malfunctioning check valve. It'll be somewhere in the line on the pump output side. If it's not a separate fitting it'll be in the line, probably in an elbow.

Need further info, let me know...

Charlie

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • Chris Jun 04, 2012

    Charlie,
    I had the same issue after opening the pool last week. DE-3600 with 6 port valve. So you think it valve is wrong? Appreciate your early reply. Chris at
    cm9888@gmail.com

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