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    Broken tube in cartridge filter

    Hello,

    I have a cartridge style filter. I was putting it back together as I got the pool ready for the year and I noticed a broken tube. It is the plastic piece that looks like a large straw and it goes from the bottom of the filter to the top with a mess cover on the top. My question is do I need this piece? Or can I fire up the filtration system?

    Thanks for the help.

    Jourdan
    17600 galon 27' round Mirage above ground. Eco-Kleer cartridge filter. Direct sunlight most of the day.

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    Re: Broken tube in cartridge filter

    That piece is an air relief tube and you do need it.
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    Re: Broken tube in cartridge filter

    Quote Originally Posted by jourdanbennett
    Hello,

    I have a cartridge style filter. I was putting it back together as I got the pool ready for the year and I noticed a broken tube. It is the plastic piece that looks like a large straw and it goes from the bottom of the filter to the top with a mess cover on the top. My question is do I need this piece? Or can I fire up the filtration system?

    Thanks for the help.

    Jourdan
    Are you sure the tube is broken -- or did it pop out of the manifold? I just received a new Hayward Swimclear cart filter and the mesh cover was sitting in the bottom of the box. So I opened up the filter housing and saw the tube (much smaller than yours since my filter has its manifold on top) sitting @bottom. I checked the owner's manual and just pushed the tube and mesh cover back together and into its place on the manifold.

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