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    Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    Hey guys, I have an old Triton TR60 sand filter and the fiberglass is starting to shed off after the clear coat deteriorated in our hot hot AZ sun. I was curious if anybody has experience refurbishing the exterior of one of these?

    The laterals and interior are in great shape and I'm not too worried about the shell failing as the PSI is relatively low.

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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    I swear I've seen that here, or at least people inquiring about it for sure. I don't know about doing it, but if its practical to you it ought to be the same as any other FG resto. All the guts and associated hardware are good or replaceable if not?

    Oh And look at that!! PERMANENT media filter. I'm saving that picture if you dont mind to remind the next person extolling the virtues of five year sand changes.



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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    Thanks PB! By all means its yours but please host it yourself. I don't think Photobucket knows i'm grandfathered in to whatever they were offering in 2003
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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    But they made sand better back in the day.
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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    You can spray another coat or two of clear on the filter or mask off the label and spray it with paint and then a coat of clear. Many members with older fiberglass filters have done this so they can handle the filters without getting the shed fibers stuck in their skin. Just pick something suitable for use on fiberglass.
    Here are a couple of threads to check out: Paint filter housing? My arms are so itchy
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    Sun is damaging the fiberglass on my filter housing and pump - surface is chalky ...
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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Andres View Post
    Thanks PB! By all means its yours but please host it yourself. I don't think Photobucket knows i'm grandfathered in to whatever they were offering in 2003
    Thanks Mario, I think I will add it to our gallery. It also makes me wonder if this company became Pentair, or if they bought the name. My modern filter is a Triton by them. Good luck on your project Sir!

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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    Yes, thank you Zea! The last link has a reply from Slickraft that is 100% exactly what I was searching for.

    I'd start it this weekend but I don't want to miss out on filter time!

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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    It also makes me wonder if this company became Pentair
    Yeah, they did. I brought mine (2003) when it was still Triton but then Pentair bought them out shortly thereafter, I think. My TR-140 is in out of the sun and will likely last another 20 years with the original sand.
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    Re: Has anybody ever refurbished their old filter housing?

    What does permanent media mean..... sand??

    Boy that filter does look like a classic!

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