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    So the filter blew up...

    It is really irritating that the replacement filter body costs $100 more than a complete new filter, sand, and valve of the same upgraded model by the same company.
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    So the filter blew up...

    Yeah, it also was a 9 year old filter in direct sunlight. We are sharing the replacement costs because I value our friendship more than a couple hundred bucks. He is going to end up paying around $400 and I am going to end up paying around $200.
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    So the filter blew up...

    I live in Phoenix Arizona so no freezing or winterizing here. The return line to the pool was shut off and that is why it blew. It also has a 1.5hp pump hooked up to it which is pretty hefty. This is my guess to why it blew anyway. I am not a professional. :)
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    So the filter blew up...

    Yeah, I don't consider repairing this an option really. If I had been hit directly instead of the ricochet off the wall, I definitely would have bruised an organ. I can't even imagine what would have happened if I had been hit in the head.
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    So the filter blew up...

    Oops, picture attached.
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    So the filter blew up...

    I have attached a picture of what broke. The rim pulled free basically. I don't think it can be fixed. I have checked craigslist a bit but have been unable to wade through the thousands of ads. I live in the Phoenix area, Tempe specifically. Good advice on the chlorine / sump pump. Will...
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    So the filter blew up...

    I found a Hayward 31" with sand and valve for $569 at my local (non-chain) pool supply store. Is that a good price?
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    So the filter blew up...

    Ok, so 31" or larger it is. I was hoping to save a little money but it does not look like that is going to be the case. Can you recommend an inexspensive but good filter to fit my needs? I also would prefer if it was available locally (Phoenix) because the pool is green and getting worse. I...
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    So the filter blew up...

    Hi all, I accidentally blew up my friends pool filter and am helping him replace it. He had a 31" Hayward sand filter running a 20k gallon pool. From what I understand that is overkill. So we are trying to figure out what would be a good replacement. We have been looking at a Hayward 24"...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    A lot of pools out here have the fountains built in to the sides of the pool to cool them down. That is what I am fixing next on mine. I believe you can also get ones that float in the middle of the pool though. The more difficult part would be, getting the positive pressure from the pump to...
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    What's your current pool temp?

    Ours was at 102 earlier today. When I was a kid I remember going on vacation for two weeks and coming back to find the pool over 110. :) I swam one lap and almost passed out. Living in Phoenix with a solar pool cover of course. Thinking of cutting the pool cover into thirds so I can...
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    Swimquip Brass Slide (Push Pull) Valve Rebuild Question

    I think I found it! This is by far the most active and best forum for anything I have ever seen. Thanks so much! For others with the same slide valve: Here it is on Pentair's website: http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-pro/par ... es-17.htm# and the o-ring is one of the following two...
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    Swimquip Brass Slide (Push Pull) Valve Rebuild Question

    Hi all, I have been lurking for a couple months, learning about how to get my pool chemicals right. I found out I need to backflush quite a bit of water out of my pool due to hardness but my push/pull valve was jammed up. I finally was able to disassemble it and the o-rings are shot. I have...