Above ground pond filter

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Old 07-01-10, 02:02 PM
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Above ground pond filter

I purchased a Jebao PF 20 UV filter last summer and now
after I cleaned out the 3 layers of filter inside and started
to turn the pump on, the water flows into the filter but
goes straight down the bottom of the housing -
does not go through the outlet pipe going to the waterfall.
What's wrong?
Did not have this problem last summer.

Emailed the Jebao company but never got the reply as of yet.
 
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Old 07-02-10, 03:59 AM
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Did you put the lid on the filter? I think the normal flow of water in that filter is for it to enter at the top, flow down through the filter pads into the bio balls and then the water pressure forces it up the center past the UV sterilizer and finally out. If the lid is not in place it will just fill up like a bucket and eventually overflow.
 
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Old 07-02-10, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Pilot Dane View Post
Did you put the lid on the filter? I think the normal flow of water in that filter is for it to enter at the top, flow down through the filter pads into the bio balls and then the water pressure forces it up the center past the UV sterilizer and finally out. If the lid is not in place it will just fill up like a bucket and eventually overflow.
Yes, the lid was put back in place. The other lid inside (that separates the pads from the balls) was also in place. I even tried putting it back facing the other way - flipped it the other way. Same results.
 
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Old 07-03-10, 12:49 PM
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Bingo! I think I found the problem. After pulling the unit off
the ground and did some inspection, the BOTTOM of the housing is cracked about 3/4 all around. This is why the water just get in the filter and down to the ground. Why cracked for only one season of use? I have no answer.
 
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Old 07-03-10, 06:35 PM
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I am glad you found the problem. Are you up north where it could have frozen during the winter?
 
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