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    Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    I have discovered a pinhole in the sand tank of my Aquaguard Sand filter (on the seam). I tried to patch it, but it is still leaking. The multiport valves are fine. My question is do I have to keep the same brand tank when replacing it to work with the valves or can I buy say a Haywood tank and use the valves I have?

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    Re: Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Generally, the multiport valve on a filter is designed to fit with that filter. You mention "valves" above more than once. To make sure we're speaking about the same issue, is there any chance you could post a picture of your set-up?

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    Re: Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    I am guessing that is what the settings with a handle on the top are called. Here is a pic of the whole system from the companies website. The seams on the tank run down the sides, but the part with the handle that sits on top for backwash, filter, etc is fine. Im just worried that the tank only lasted 3 years and maybe there is a better product of tank to replace only.
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    Re: Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    Where on the tank is it leaking?
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    Re: Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    the seam; which are directly on each side. my leak is to the left of the brand sticker about 2 inches under the clamp that connects the top to the tank
    30' Round Above ground pool; clorhine
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    Re: Sand Filter Tank Leaking

    I would ask the company to replace it or give you partial credit. It cannot be successfully repaired and 3 years is not normal.
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