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Thread: Pentair clean and clear filter housing air leak

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    Pentair clean and clear filter housing air leak

    I have an air leak at the top where the pressure gauge is, causing the filter housing to be about 1/2 full of air in the morning. It that a replaceable part or do I have to buy the entire top half of the filter housing? It's starting to look rather old and weathered so was wondering how long they last anyway. Maybe I should just buy an entire fiberglass filter housing and get rid of the old one? It's close to 7 years old.
    18,000 Gallon IG, Gunite, Cartridge filters
    Rainbow 320 Chlorine feeder (not in use anymore), 2.0HP Pentair WhisperFlo
    Legend Platinum Hummer Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Pentair clean and clear filter housing air leak

    If the gauge is leaking around the threads, simply remove the pressure gauge and wrap some thread seal tape around the threads and then reinstall. $2
    If the gauge is still leaking then replace the pressure gauge. $15
    If the top half of the filter is cracked it will cost over $100 to replace.
    Check for air leaks around the manual air relief valve.

    PSG
    poolschoolgrad

    20x40 free-form IG vinyl, 1hp Hayward superpump, Hayward pro grid DE filter, Raypak heatpump, Goldline Aquarite SWCG, Polaris 280 with booster, and tested using a Taylor K2006.

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    Re: Pentair clean and clear filter housing air leak

    Thanks PSG, I'll buy a gauge on Saturday and just replace it. i needed to clean my filters anyway so will get that done as well.
    18,000 Gallon IG, Gunite, Cartridge filters
    Rainbow 320 Chlorine feeder (not in use anymore), 2.0HP Pentair WhisperFlo
    Legend Platinum Hummer Pool Cleaner

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