Hello all! I am new to the fourm and pools but starting to catch on thanks to the many great tips and write ups on here from others with pool experince. I recently just bought a home with a 10 year old pool. My guess it it is around 25,000 gal. It is a pool/spa. The issue I am having is there is a jandy filter on the discharge side to the pool that runs a Polaris vacuum. I noticed the filter was quiet dirty the other day and cleaned it and had a hard time getting it back on and to seal. I notice the other day the filter was clogged again and had the same issue getting it to stop leaking. Well I grab my channel locks and tighten it a hair to tight and broke the housing in which the filter screws into. I know need to replace it but the pipping situation at my pump is rather tight. I have also noticed there is a 2 way valve in front of the filter that I have no ideal what its purpose is? There is a 3 way automated valve directly behind it so I would never understand why I would need to use the manual 2 way valve. Do you think I could just cut out the 2 way valve and repipe the filter in the middle so it is positioned better and I could also install couplings on both sides for future replacement? Thanks for any help!