After a few days of 80+ weather in SoCal, I figured I should get ahead of the game and clean my filters (Hayward de4820). When I was putting it back together, I realized that the clamp bolt and nut had both stripped. I then learned what you guys know- the clamp has been discontinued and these parts are obsolete. While my friendly neighborhood pool store had some spare parts, none of them fit my clamp. I went to Lowe's, no luck there, and then I went to Leslie's, where he tried to give me a $240 fix. Since I can live with a green pool for a couple of days, I figured I'd wait and ask you experts first.
I've posted a picture of the bolt and sleeve nut. Any ideas where I can find a replacement? I haven't found luck on Google. Or, do I need to (gulp) bite the bullet and get a new clamp? I sure hope not- I'd much rather spend that $$$ on ingredients for making beer!