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    Crack in cartridge tank lid

    I have a Waterway Pro Clean 75 filter system that came with my above ground pool. The dome lid that goes over the tank that holds the cartridge has developed a crack. You can't see the crack but you can see the water coming out in a spray. To replace the lid, I will have to order one and wait for it to be shipped. Is there a temporary fix that would seal the crack until I can get a replacement?

    I was told by the pool store that AB Epoxy would work.

    Please help!
    Florida Pool:Above Ground, 15,200 gallons, Cartridge, Vinyl Liner

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    Re: Crack in cartridge tank lid

    I always advise against patching a pressure vessel, especially a filter vessel. A lot of people have done it and got it to hold but, it's not a good practice. I would just bypass it and keep the circulation and chlorination going without filtering.
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    Re: Crack in cartridge tank lid

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I always advise against patching a pressure vessel, especially a filter vessel. A lot of people have done it and got it to hold but, it's not a good practice. I would just bypass it and keep the circulation and chlorination going without filtering.

    How would I bypass it? Just got the price on the lid and it's over $200 - maybe I should just get a new system. Would it be better to switch to a sand filter?
    Florida Pool:Above Ground, 15,200 gallons, Cartridge, Vinyl Liner

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    Re: Crack in cartridge tank lid

    Switching to a sand filter is a judgement call. You might check Craigslist in your area and see if someone has a complete filter you could use.

    To bypass it you just hook a pipe from the inlet to the outlet fittings and that's all there is to it.
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