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    Filted has a pinhole on top ....

    My 15 year old Crystal Clear II D.E. filter DELE42058. Stainless tank
    Has a pinhole on the top !!!! What the heck ...
    So i guess i will be needing a new 72 sq ft D.E. Filter ..
    Any recomendations ??? Is hayward still good , there running 1200.00 bucks.
    I dont know how stainless that thick wore through ???
    I put some epoxy on it maybe it will hold for a while ...
    Do the new plastic ones line up with the unions .
    Sean Hannon
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    Re: Filted has a pinhole on top ....

    Do you know a welder? If so, ask him if he can TIG. (pronounced tig). If not, ask what he might do for it. Epoxy is a roll of the dice, so you may get lucky. It may be a 400 or 500 series SS with high Fe content. It could be Chloride induced corrosion. Hard to say.
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    Re: Filted has a pinhole on top ....

    Aren't the Leslies crystal clear filters just re-branded Haywards?

    I had a similar problem when the belt on my Hayward Micro Clear SS 48sq. ft. broke (discontinued part) -- Right in the middle of an algae battle.

    I replaced it with a 48sq. ft. Hayward Pro Grid. It lined up perfectly with the my existing multiport valve, so installation took all of five minutes.

    The drain outlet however, did not line up with my existing plumbing -- the drain outlet is lower on the new fiberglass filter bodies. So I just used the included plug and will deal with plumbing the drain side later.

    BTW... I won algae battle and am on the right track now.
    20k Gal. (Best guess) IG Plaster/Gunite circa 1987 ~ Hayward Pro-Grid 48 sq. ft. DE ~ Hayward 1HP SuperPump ~ Polaris 360

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    Re: Filted has a pinhole on top ....

    Yea crystal clear is the same as micro clear, but they made some out of stainless and also polymer.
    I got the stainless one, and the stainless parts are all discontinued..
    Sean Hannon
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    Re: Filted has a pinhole on top ....

    Just ordered a Hayward progrid 72 !!!
    Got to pick it up this sat ..
    I used JB weld steel patch putty on top of my old filter, soo far its holding!!!
    Kinda funny i have had 2 filters on my pool and both lasted 15 years each ...
    Sean Hannon
    30,000 Gallons gunite pool Coated by Fibertech
    Hayward Pro Grid 72 / Hayward multiport
    Circupool V3 VS pump
    CirCupool SWG RJ 60, 400.000 btu raypak , Built in SPA

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