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Thread: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

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    Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    My brand new Hayward DE filter that I just bought 4 days ago already needs to be fixed. The air vent cap snapped off when I tried to turn it! They want me to bring it in but in the meanwhile I'm worried about the water in the pool flowing out. I have a few 2way ball valves that I can attach to my hoses...will that be good enough??


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    Re: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I am not sure what you are worried about because I have no idea what kind of pool we are talking about
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    I am assuming it is above ground since you are worried about the water flowing out ... If so, you could plug the ports in the pool or plug the hoses. You may want to install some shutoff valves to make this process easier in the future.

    You should still be sure to maintain adequate FC ... just add bleach and brush the pool well to mix it in.
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    Re: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    If you have a sumbersible pump, you can put it in the pool without a discharge hose attached, and it will help circulate the water. or you can stir it around with a brush a few times a day and you should be fine.

    Filter or not, you will need to maintain FC so you dont get an algae bloom.
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    Re: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    Thank you both! Everything worked out & my filter is fixed & running good


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    Re: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    Glad you got it back so quickly!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Need to disconnect my filter for a few days

    Thanks me too!! We finally got in it today! 🏊


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