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Thread: Can I repair a leak in a Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter ??

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    Can I repair a leak in a Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter ??

    I have a Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter that has a small crack in the upper half that is leaking. Is there something I can use to repair the crack until I can get it replaced?

    Also, the pump is 15+ years old, and given the cost of replacement parts, would it be smarter to replace the filter altogether?
    TF-100 test kit. 24' round AG w/main drain, 15000 gal, 3/4 hp Jandy pump runs 24/7, 30" Hayward sand filter, puck chlorinator. LP gas heater, oversized. Liquid chlorine to shock. Pool is not at our main residence, can't check it every day. Short swim season! Pool doesn't freeze in winter, water gets down to 42 degrees.

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    Re: Can I repair a leak in a Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter ??

    Since the filter is pressurized, it should not be repaired. At 15 years old, it would not be a bad idea to replace it if it is in poor condition and the new parts would be expensive. It really depends on the overall condition and the cost of the new parts.

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    Re: Can I repair a leak in a Sta-Rite System 3 DE filter ??

    What is it made of? You might be able to fiberglass the inside. Probably need to drill out the ends of the crack to keep it from spreading as well. But it's just a matter of time before the failure gets worse.
    Maryland
    18000 gallon plaster pool, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 300 gas heater, 1.0 HP two-speed Pentair Superflo, Polaris 380
    Caldera Marino hot tub, 360 gallon

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