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Thread: Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

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    Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

    I have a Hayward Fiberglass filter tank thats leaking out the bottom. I need to unhook it so i can see the bottom, but i cant get it unhooked. The in/out pvc pipes are attached with a coupler that is supposed to unscrew, but i cant get it to move. What type of tool should i use to get it unscrewed?
    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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    Re: Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

    A strap wrench or a large set of Channel-Locks will work.
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    Re: Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

    Thanks, that was what i was thinking, but wanted to verify first.
    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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    Re: Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

    Welcome to TFP!!

    While it's probably not too much of an issue, I'd check to be sure that the leak is from the bottom of the tank before disassembling it This is to say, make sure the water you're seeing isn't coming from the air valve, the pressure gauge, the lid, the middle seal or the drain port before disconnecting the unions

    Good luck with finding the source of your leak! We'll be here to assist with whatever you find
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    Re: Filter Tank Leak, how to remove

    Thanks, I'm positive its coming from the bottom. I can lift the tank just a little, and the water comes out faster (quite a bit of water is leaking).
    27' round
    22" sand filter
    19,500 gals
    will be using EZ Pool to sanitize water not chlorine

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