So I have a Polaris 360 with a Jandy Filter Bowl (One of the clear bowls with a small filter in it.)

It is constantly leaking (I have tried various tightness, various amounts of lube and replaced the O ring all to no avail.) Pool guy says its $180 to replace (I'm assuming/hoping that's with labor as I've found the part for ~$70 on Amazon)

Can I just remove this all together? Won't any debris just go into the main DE filter?