While having my roof worked on, something got dropped on my sandfilter sidemount. It was drip drip dripping .. and now it's a gusher. I have worked on this filter before replacing various parts. It is a 26" Asteral and there are no parts to be found. I'm looking to replace the bushing and diffuser assembly. The diffuser looks like an L-shped pvc. No pool place in town has offered to help me find a compatible replacement, they have ALL offered to sell me a new filter. Does anyone think I would have luck taking the piece to Lowes or Home Depot and rigging a new part? How hard could it be? Has it been done before to anyone's knowledge? Thanks for your feedback.