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    Feeder Leak

    Please see the attached picture. Is it fixable? or should I just permanently close the connection to the feeder? I'm also asking for advise on how to best permanently close/seal the pvc.

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    Jovian, Pool owner since 2011
    Specs: 30k Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, Filter: Hayward S244T, Pump: Hayward 1.5 HP SP2610X15

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    Re: Feeder Leak

    Most people just take and connect one of the hoses from the inlet connection to the outlet connection, effectively bypassing the feeder and sealing off the holes.
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    Re: Feeder Leak

    Thank you for the reply. But doesn't that mean some water will bypass the filter?
    Jovian, Pool owner since 2011
    Specs: 30k Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, Filter: Hayward S244T, Pump: Hayward 1.5 HP SP2610X15

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    Re: Feeder Leak

    also I still kinda want to use the feeder. I'm a BBB enthusiast, but I think it's still nice to have the option of using Chlorine Tab when appropriate.
    Jovian, Pool owner since 2011
    Specs: 30k Gallons, Sand Filter, IG, Vinyl, Filter: Hayward S244T, Pump: Hayward 1.5 HP SP2610X15

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    Re: Feeder Leak

    Some water does pass thru the tubing but it's a small amount. It's hard to tell from the pic exactly where the leak is.
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    Re: Feeder Leak

    If the leak is coming from the lid, you can buy a replacement gasket. I have had to do that more than once.
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