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    We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    We have a 6 year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter and water is squirting out from around the top of the filter barrel where the dial base screws onto.....it seems to be squirting out of a seam in the barrel (it is not a gasket)....is there a way to fix this? any help is greatly appreciated....

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    chris

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    Replacement is the only fix for a leaking seam. Don't try to patch it.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    Can you post a picture of the problem? Is the water coming from a seam that should be permanently stuck together or is the water coming from between two parts of the filter?
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    Welcome to TFP!

    A picture would be a great help. Do you know what your filter pressure is?
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    yes,coming from a seam that should be permanently stuck together and it spews out pretty good and i dont dont how to check pressure.....is patching totally out of the question?

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    It needs to be replaced if it is a failed permanent seam. Even though many filters are rated to about 50 psi, they don't do well at any pressure over 20 psi.

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by webservant
    yes,coming from a seam that should be permanently stuck together and it spews out pretty good and i dont dont how to check pressure.....is patching totally out of the question?
    You should have a pressure gauge mounted on your filter.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    A photo would help us say for sure, but if it is a seam that has come apart then the filter needs to be replaced.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    i will get a photo today...thanks fo rthe help

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    If it's the tank the sand is in, it will need replacing. I strongly urge a new filter. Jacuzzi gear is a PITA to get parts for and is not a top brand. They have changed hands several times. They depend on the market remembering the brand name of their tubs (of which I am not a big fan).

    If it's the multiport, that can be replaced.

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    Is there any patch for the seam? I know it might not be correct but any ideas for a quick patch?
    the guage reas 1 3/4.....but I think it's froaze up...it didnt move at all when i turned the pump on....
    is there a repacemnt tub that will fit my dial?

    I appreciate everyones help on this!
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    I would pull the multiport off and look at where the leak is coming from. It could be an o-ring leak that just shows up from under the collar.

    I reiterate that the unit is a pressure vessel and you should NOT try to repair it. What you actually do, is of course, up to you.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    I did remove the multiport.....and the oring looked ok as far as i could tell (but it was my first time viewing an oring).....so your saying that if the oring is faulty that it could show water leaking from under the collar like my picture shows?...in that case i should repalce it for a first attempt to fix, shouldnt I? do you know if there is a replacement barrel that i can purchase that will fit my exisiting dial? thanks again

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    According to the parts breakdown there are two o-rings and the collar is a separate part from the vessel. Here is the parts diagram for the filter. You can see the separate parts.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    my leak is on the collar of the tank (see arrow) and this collar is made as part of the tank...

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    It looked like it was coming from under part #4 but I couldn't tell from the picture.

    If the vessel is split then you're probably better off getting a new filter rather than trying ot replace the vessel. I'd scour craigslist near your area for a used one.
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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    when u say new filter...do u mean the whole system including the dial? or just the tank?

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    Re: We have a 6year old, Jacuzzi 250L Sand Filter

    I mean the whole filter including the multiport valve. If you can find an exact replacement without the multiport then that would be fine but I figure that'll be hard to do.
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