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Thread: Pentair Tagelus TA60. Repair or replace??

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    Pentair Tagelus TA60. Repair or replace??

    Hi Everyone,

    I need advice regarding my sand filter. I purchased my home a little over a year ago. The home has an inground pool, around 26k gallons. The existing filter is a Pentair TA60 sand filter. The filter had 2 issues... I can see sand in the pool during last summer, so I'm thinking one of the laterals might be damaged. In addition, there must have been a leak for the previous owner, because he sealed the pressure valve with an epoxy putty of some kind, so that valve is never coming off.

    I figure I can either replace the valve head and laterals, and sand while I'm at it, or just buy a replacement, maybe the TA60D. Any thoughts on what would be the best way to go? And also, how difficult is it to repair this thing? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    ~26,000 Gallon In-Ground Vinyl lined Pool
    Sand filter - Not sure on size of filter or pump
    Location - New Jersey

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    Re: Pentair Tagelus TA60. Repair or replace??

    Repairing it is likely to be less work and less expensive. If you wanted to make a larger change, like to a cartridge filter, now would be the time. But if you are sticking with sand it is very likely to be simpler to repair it.
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    Re: Pentair Tagelus TA60. Repair or replace??

    Thanks Jason. Can you point me to any good tutorials on how to do that repair? I'm thinking it's probably not that difficult, but I tend to underestimate job difficulty. Thanks.
    ~26,000 Gallon In-Ground Vinyl lined Pool
    Sand filter - Not sure on size of filter or pump
    Location - New Jersey

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