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    Water leaking on filter collar

    I have had a small leak of water that comes out of the collar of my sand filter when the pumps starts. Just recently, is has stared to drip a little more noticeable down the edge of the sand filter.

    I assume this is caused by the O ring going bad?

    My questions are what yo replaced and if it will be problematic during freezing temps?
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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    You might find that some connection is pulling the multiport to one side, ensure this isnt happening and make sure its screwed on fairly tightly.

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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    I did recently rebuilt my motor and the pipes are glued (no unions), so that could be it. I did notice that the PVS has some water leaking from the threads. I assumed it was condensation due to the change in weather (only had a pool for 5 months).

    Given that I may have some water leaking, will freezing temps hurt this area with the pump running?
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    You dont close your pool for winter?

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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    no, I'm in the deep south.
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    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    Then I would suspect with pump running it shouldn't be an issue, but any leak should be fixed ASAP.

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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    so, think I should remove the valve and clamp, replace the O ring, lube it and tighten it back down?

    The only thing preventing me from this is the pipes are glued and I haven't glued pipes together before. I suspect it's very easy, I just do not want to tear up my plumbing.
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    Since you need to check or repair the o ring, now is the time to cut the pipes and add unions so you can service your filter.
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    Re: Water leaking on filter collar

    just run pump if you think it is going to freeze that night, and yes need to fix the leak soon... like jbizzle says cut the pipes but when you put back together use a union for easy repair and easy service next time.

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