Why is my skimmer lid blowing off?

Why is my skimmer lid blowing off?


Welcome back to the Poolside
Chat presented by inyopools.com. -I’m Rob.
-I’m Matthew. This time we’re going to
get right into the question. No messing around, just smack
down right into the question. A couple of times we lollygag and everything and people leave comments. We’re not going to do that this time, we are hopping right into the questions. Quick learners. -What was I saying?
-I don’t know. The question goes as such. When the pool pump shuts off water sprays up through the
skimmer and blows the lid off. Why is this happening, Rob? The most common cause
would be air buildup in your filter. Air can get in there, either maybe you’ve taken
the equipment apart and air got in or you have
a suction side air leak. Anyway, air will build up in the filter and it’s compressed while the pump’s running. When the pump shuts off that air expands forcing the water back through
your line up through the skimmer and that’s where the lid pops off. Some other things we’ve heard of, if you have return jets and maybe you
have valves returning those return jets, if that valve is closed or somewhat shut off, not as much waters flowing
through the system as needed. Again, back pressure builds up
and when the pump shuts off, path lead to resistance goes right back
toward skimmer and blows the lid off. Have you heard of any anything else? Another thing we’ve heard
from a few homeowners is that if their filter is very dirty and they need to backwash it, the water will create a lot of back pressure and when the pump turns off it will rush back into the pool. I’ve never seen it happen myself. Their lives could be as dirty as their filter, but if it happens to you that might
be one of the things causing it. I think you answered it. Yes, you did as well. Yes, better. We’ve been practicing. If you like these videos
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