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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby krista » Wed 26 May, 2010 18:33

was wondering were all my pool water was going and noticed that water was coming out of backwash hose when pool was filtering. any help appereciated.
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby Xclusive » Wed 26 May, 2010 23:08

Krista,

Sounds like a problem with the backwash valve or multiport. It could be a simple fix such as replacing the gasket in the valve or if the valve is defective altogether it may warrant a replacement. How old is your system?
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby riverdogg8899 » Tue 15 Jun, 2010 15:13

Krista,

Make sure the backwash is all the way closed. It is probably just a bad o-ring or gasket pending on what kind of backwash valve you have. If you need any parts go to the pros
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krista wrote:was wondering were all my pool water was going and noticed that water was coming out of backwash hose when pool was filtering. any help appereciated.
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby SPMG » Wed 08 Jun, 2011 11:23

Hello Krista,

This is a common problem as the multi-port valve gets older.
Nothing lasts forever!

Install a tap on the waste hose and then no water can escape to the drains, or replace the spider gasket or the whole valve. A new valve and a tap on the waste pipe is the best belt-and-braces approach.

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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby Griswold » Sat 11 Jun, 2011 13:00

We have the same problem here. What is a tap and a spider gasket?
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby kmenhel » Sat 02 Jul, 2011 13:15

I'm having the same problem and I just replaced the valve. Can't remember if I got a new gasket. Will check for invoice and see.
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby cpo2go » Wed 27 Jul, 2011 23:03

If it's a Multi-port valve, then it has a "spider gasket". With the power shut off to the pump, remove the top of the valve (handle, etc), inside is a gasket that is shaped a little like a spider's web, hence the name. :)
These are pretty easy to replace as long as you do an awesome job of cleaning out the old one. Lube and properly seat the new one and re-assemble the top of the valve and you're done.
To "tap" the line basically means to install a valve that you can close all the time on the backwash line. Just remember to open it before you try to backwash :)
If you have a "Push-pull" valve, it's a very easy fix: unscrew the screws on the top, pull the piston out, replace all the O-rings, lube them and re-assemble. Very basic.
Another trick, that sometimes works when the multi-port valve leaks, is to sipping the valve all the way around, past filter, and back again. This can help ensure proper seating.
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby jim johnston » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 10:24

krista wrote:was wondering were all my pool water was going and noticed that water was coming out of backwash hose when pool was filtering. any help appereciated.
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water coming out of backwash hose during filtration

Postby floridapooltech » Tue 16 Aug, 2011 14:33

SPMG wrote:Hello Krista,

This is a common problem as the multi-port valve gets older.
Nothing lasts forever!

Install a tap on the waste hose and then no water can escape to the drains, or replace the spider gasket or the whole valve. A new valve and a tap on the waste pipe is the best belt-and-braces approach.

SPMG


You don't need a new multi-port valve. That would be un-necessary work as you would have to cut PVC and re plumb it over a $20 issue. The only part that needs to be replaced here is the spider gasket. If you let us know what the model number is of your multi-port valve, we can let you know which gasket you will need!
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