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    Filter problem

    Hello all, I don't know if this a first for this forum but it is for me. After I just completed changing a defective seal in my pump and was preparing to reinstall it, I found a small pinhole leak in my filter. I panicked of course and called my local pool store. They suggested a epoxy patch but warned it probably wouldn't last. I applied the patch yesterday afternoon and let it dry overnight. I was all set to reattach the pump and refill the filter today but the weather did not want to cooperate. So, while I'm waiting for the storm to pass I figured I'd post this and send some pics.
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    21k gal, Inground vinyl, 1 1/2 HP Emerson pump, Micromatic 26" filter, Aquacal heat pump w/solar cover, Manta automatic pool cleaner

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    Re: Filter problem

    How old is that filter?
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    Re: Filter problem

    Generally patching a pressure vessel is not a good idea. And if you were going to try, it should likely be done on the inside.

    It looks pretty new, any chance it is still under warranty?
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    Re: Filter problem

    It's 10 years old, I doubt that it's still under warranty but I'll check. As for patching from the inside, the hole is near the bottom. I don't think I could reach down that far through the opening in the top.
    21k gal, Inground vinyl, 1 1/2 HP Emerson pump, Micromatic 26" filter, Aquacal heat pump w/solar cover, Manta automatic pool cleaner

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