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    Water coming out from underneath filter

    I posted last night about my current pool equipment. You can read the details here.


    However, this morning I went out to see how to implement some of Jason's ideas when I came across a much bigger problem. The first thing I noticed was the pool was about 8 inches lower than yesterday afternoon. Obviously a leak - but was unsure where. Walked over to the filter and water was pouring out from underneath. I took a quick video to show the extent of the leak. Pic of the filter attached as well.

    I then turned everything off and disconnected the filter. Flipped it on it's side and expected to see some sort of crack. Nothing. I can't see or feel anything major but I realize it might be a hairline. Kinda hard to pinpoint without it running - and no way to see the bottom while it's running.

    I took the plug out and the o-ring was broken. Ah! I thought I had solved it. Ran up and bought a new plug and o-ring, came home and put it all back together. Leak is the same if not worse now.

    Has anyone ever run across this problem before? Am I missing something obvious? Is it even something that can be fixed or should I start looking into buying a new filter?
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    Re: Water coming out from underneath filter

    Put the valve into recirculate until I figure out a more permanent solution.

    If anyone has any ideas - I can always take more pictures or videos as needed.


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    Re: Water coming out from underneath filter

    If it is the vessel body leaking it'll have to be replaced. The first thing to do is to make sure it's not a fitting leaking and running down under the filter.
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    Re: Water coming out from underneath filter

    I can't think of where it would be coming out from - none of the fittings are leaking. Must be cracked underneath. Looks like I'll be shopping for new equipment.

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