Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: How to patch a leak between inline skimmer basket & filter?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    The Great State of Texas
    Posts
    242

    How to patch a leak between inline skimmer basket & filter?

    I have a leak between my inline skimmer basket and my filter. Right where the water comes out of the pump. It was a little leaky when I bought the house, and has progressively gotten worse to the point that now I am having trouble getting a prime on the pump and I have constant air in the lines. I know I have to be cutting down the ability for the pump to circulate correctly. The leak is where the pipe goes down into the top of the pump. I am having the pool updated, resurfaced, new lights, equipment checked out, etc - but I have decided to put it off to the end of the season. I talked to my pool company about coming out to deal with this leak at the joint, but they strongly suggested that I try to limp it along until the remodel as the cost of dealing with it now will be much more than later since now is their busy season and they would have to send someone out, etc. So... before I got at this leak with a roll of duct tape and some JB Weld, can y'all tell me what I need to do? I don't need a perfect fix, just a patch for a couple of months (or for a month and then I can do it again).

    Thanks! I really don't know what I would do without y'all!!
    ~18,000 gallon
    DE filter/chlorine
    IG Grey Plaster
    25 year old pool w a facelift in 2014

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,083

    Re: How to patch a leak between inline skimmer basket & filt

    Posting a pic of the issue will help a lot.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    The Great State of Texas
    Posts
    242

    Re: How to patch a leak between inline skimmer basket & filt

    Sure, lets see if I cant get lne on here. It is right where the grey pipe goes into the black receiver. There is some white sealer stuff on it that is crumbling off.



    ~18,000 gallon
    DE filter/chlorine
    IG Grey Plaster
    25 year old pool w a facelift in 2014

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •