How to test for suction side air leaks

How to test for suction side air leaks

One of the most aggravating areas of pool maintenance has to be water pressure issues. Whether these invisible gremlins rear their head in symptoms like your pump is not pushing water like it used, can’t/loses prime, or air bubbles, it can be a real struggle finding the source. Lucky for you, there are a couple of really easy tricks to finding the source of a suction side air leak.

There are three popular, and more importantly simple ways for locating a sucking air leak, one using smoke, the soapy water, and lastly, shaving cream.

 

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How To Clean A Pool Filter Cartridge

How To Clean A Pool Filter Cartridge

Hello Everyone, this is Rob from Inyo Pools and today we are going to show you how to clean a cartridge filter. We will be using Hayward SwimClear 200, but the instructions can be applied to most cartridge filters. 

The first step to cleaning your cartridge is depressurizing your plumbing; turn off your pump at the breaker, then use the filter’s air relief to flush the water from the system. Now that the pressure is gone, we can open our filter. One the SwimClear, the lid is held on by this lock knob handle( lid locks vary by model.)

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