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    URGENT pool filter leaking

    Hello , I just saw a water leak on the pool filter, please suggest some solutions ASAP...
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Two words: Marine Epoxy.

    OK, a few more. You will need to disassemble and epoxy both inside and out, with about 2" all around the break.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    I have to disagree with Charlie, I wouldn't attempt to patch that. It's a split and will certainly get worse. Also since it's a polycarbonate vessel no type of glue is going to adhere to it very well.

    I strongly suggest that you replace it.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    The only suggestion I can offer if you attempt to repair it is the same thing that keeps wood from splitting. Drill a hole at either end of the split. Epoxy the filter and redrill the epoxy out of the holes. Then use an aluminum strip with holes drilled to match. Epoxy that in place and pop rivet it. Worst thing that can happen is you replace it any way. Good luck!
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    +1 what bama is "strongly" suggesting. I couldn't agree more. It's a pressure vessel that expands and contracts....replace it.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    ok, any idea how much will it cost ? thanks...
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Guys, I have decided to try out to fix the leak...as I don't have enough money to buy a new unit...please help me in deciding which adhesive to use.. is this pool filter plastic or adhesive ? do you think following material will help?

    http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/us ... -Tex+Epoxy
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    What you will have to do if you can repair it, is find out what material it is made of.

    When you know that, then you can proceed to locate an appropriate resin or epoxy.

    Yes, I know it is a pressure vessel. Yes, it can be repaired. It will take the proper materials, and will need to be reinforced with a mesh product such as woven fiberglass mat, several layers laid in crossing patterns, as in first layer horizontal/vertical, then second layer on the diagonal, third layer same as first, final layer diagonal. Strongly suggest that each layer go completely around the vessel, and at least 2" above and below the crack.

    As WoodyP mentioned, the crack would have to be "stop drilled" and holes filled with epoxy.

    Another method that takes specialized equipment that can be done before the fiber reinforced band would be to have it welded by a skilled plastic welder. Pinpoint hot air source and an appropriate plastic filler rod.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    If its cracked there, then the rest will be in pretty bad shape. Up to you of course.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    charlie_R, I have no doubt you could easily fix a problem like this, but if someone is inexperienced in anything like this do you trust them to do the work properly with nobody to oversee their work? I have to ask because, based on the questions fatboysam is asking, I don't know if he has much experience. I do not doubt he could learn with the proper guidance, but with nobody there to work with him do you think it is a good idea to proceed on this?

    And fatboysam: If I am wrong and you do have experience in doing this type of work then I apologize for the assumption. I am just asking because doing this type of repair incorrectly could lead to what is technically called a catastrophic failure.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson
    charlie_R, I have no doubt you could easily fix a problem like this, but if someone is inexperienced in anything like this do you trust them to do the work properly with nobody to oversee their work? I have to ask because, based on the questions fatboysam is asking, I don't know if he has much experience. I do not doubt he could learn with the proper guidance, but with nobody there to work with him do you think it is a good idea to proceed on this?

    And fatboysam: If I am wrong and you do have experience in doing this type of work then I apologize for the assumption. I am just asking because doing this type of repair incorrectly could lead to what is technically called a catastrophic failure.
    I understand what you are saying Donldson. I was going on the assumption that fatboysam would be able to make the correct assessment of his abilities in doing this repair or hiring it out to someone with the proper equipment/training in working with a pressure vessel that could cause considerable damage if not repaired properly.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    I would suggest checking out e-bay and or calling pool builders to see if they have any used filter units they would sell cheaply
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    When I power up my pump, my filter expands about 1/8 - 3/16 of an inch vertically. It's a visible movement you can see. I have to assume the expansion around the girth is there also....I just can't visually see it.

    That's not a situation that calls for patching of any type, but that's OP's call....not mine.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson
    charlie_R, I have no doubt you could easily fix a problem like this, but if someone is inexperienced in anything like this do you trust them to do the work properly with nobody to oversee their work? I have to ask because, based on the questions fatboysam is asking, I don't know if he has much experience. I do not doubt he could learn with the proper guidance, but with nobody there to work with him do you think it is a good idea to proceed on this?

    And fatboysam: If I am wrong and you do have experience in doing this type of work then I apologize for the assumption. I am just asking because doing this type of repair incorrectly could lead to what is technically called a catastrophic failure.
    Could not agree more. Money constraints or not, there is no reason to risk attempting a patch and finding out the hard way that it did not work. Could potentially injure people, not just finish destroying itself.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    All,
    Thanks for your time.

    I do not have enough experience in doing this kind of a patch, I tried the Marine Tex epoxy and it started leaking in 30 seconds.
    As many of you suggested, I will be looking for a new/used filter, I am attaching the label from my current filter, please help me in finding new/used filter. Thanks a lot . The filter was manufactured by Hayward for Shasta pools.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Actually I am not able to find this model in the market anymore
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    Look under hayward products for their name brand filter with your specs and match it up that way for a direct fit. Or just look up diff filters in your size and plan on a little replumbing
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    I finally ended up buying a new Hayward C4030,,,any idea how much is the rite price with installation
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    You can probably plumb it up yourself for less than 50 bucks if you take your time and measure everything well. It's just PVC. Easy peazee, lemon squeezy.

    If money is an issue, it's definitely a DIY project if you have a little confidence and patience. Otherwise I would figure about 300 from a pool store.

    BTW, totally the right call on getting a new one.
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    Re: URGENT pool filter leaking

    I ended up paying $900 including installation
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