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    Hi everyone,

    First time posting and new to the site. I'm also a recent pool owner. The pool came with the house when I bought November last year. The owner left me with a cracked skimmer and cut pipes which I had to repair/replace.

    I opened the pool a couple of month ago and every things been running fine. This morning we noticed the pool was half empty and when I went to inspect the devices I saw that the pipe connecting the filter to the pool heater came loose and there seems to be sand everywhere. I'm not sure what I should do so I glued the pipe back to the filter and I've started filling the pool up with water. I've attached a picture as a reference and would appreciate some advice/help on what I should be doing. I'm worried that there is a larger problem here. I contacted the company where I purchased the pool and they told me it would take over a week to get someone to even look at the problem and it would cost $100 plus $120/hr.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Pool half empty filter pipe came off

    Welcome to TFP!

    That flex pvc is a little harder to glue than rigid pvc. Make sure to prime the surfaces thoroughly, twist the pipes while assembling and let it fully cure. The Oatey Blue cement works best. I would go get new fittings too.
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    Re: Pool half empty filter pipe came off

    Thanks Pooldv.

    Should I be concerned with the loss of water and the sand around the filter?

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    Re: Pool half empty filter pipe came off

    Concerned as far as damaging it? No, it should be fine.
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    Re: Pool half empty filter pipe came off

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamy View Post
    Thanks Pooldv.

    Should I be concerned with the loss of water and the sand around the filter?
    Loss of water is to be expected when a pipe breaks. The sand however is strange as you have what appears to be a cartridge filter.

    The sand may just be what was washed out from the surrounding area do to the fountain of water when the pipe broke.

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    Re: Pool half empty filter pipe came off

    Thank again pooldv and domct203 I appreciate the prompt replies. I will go ahead and do as you've instructed.

    Thank you again very much.

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