2 1/2 year old Hayward SwimClear 425 sq ft, 4 element filter
1. Gasket between top and bottom halves is expensive to replace. What does one use to recondition it to keep it supple?
2. After 8-10 filter cleanings the filter bands are beginning to come apart. What do you use to replace them? Maybe some cable ties? Not overly tightened but tight enough to hold the pleats in place.