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    Intex 635T Pump Leak

    Hey Gang,

    New to the forum, I appreciate you taking the time to read my post. I'm at a dead end at the moment. I have a leak from my filter pump, that much I know is clear.

    Let me give my 'what I've tried'

    I noticed when I had done my spring maintenance to get my pool back up and running, there was a dreaded puddle of water in one corner of my pool. I didn't think much of it, but turns out I was looking water in my pool! I went through my pool liner with dye solution, and I had nothing come out of the liner (a good thing!). To make a long story short, I've traced the slow leak to the filter pump. I use a salt water system with it, and I've thoroughly checked that. When the pump is in action, I see the leak coming from the actual pump unit. I've disconnected my hoses and replaced both.

    Anyone have suggestions? I would greatly appreciate it!!!!

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    Re: Intex 635T Pump Leak

    Welcome to tfp, mrpuckman

    Can you post a picture of where the leak is on the pump?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Intex 635T Pump Leak

    Welcome to TFP!

    Is it the pump housing or is it leaking from where the housing attaches to the pump body?

    Could you do us a favor? Please add your location and pool info as suggested here.

    This will help us to help you.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Intex 635T Pump Leak

    I appreciate the help! It looks like I might have pulled a 'dummy'. It occurred to me that I didn't do the obvious thing.

    CHANGE THE FILTER

    So far, so good....

    I feel dumb!
    5,500 Gallons
    AG - Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame
    Intex 1200 GPH Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 28643EG
    Saltwater System
    Install - 05/2013

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    Re: Intex 635T Pump Leak

    May I suggest a Unicel cart?

    http://www.unicelfilters.com/pdf/replacement_guide.pdf

    Look in the 4000 series for your filter. I can guarantee the Unicel filter will do a better job for our pool.

    In fact, here is a twin pack for a decent price, on Amazon, sold by and shipped from VMInnovations.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Intex 635T Pump Leak

    Thanks Charlie! I apologize it has taken so long to get back to you, love the suggestion! I'm going through those other filters fast. This would definitely seem to be a better route.
    5,500 Gallons
    AG - Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame
    Intex 1200 GPH Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 28643EG
    Saltwater System
    Install - 05/2013

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