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    Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    Hi,

    I have an Anthony DE pool filter. It is an older copper style unit.

    Sketch of unit: http://www.poolcenter.com/images/sch...ts/SP_0689.jpg

    It is leaking where the bolt tightens up (part 11).

    Video of the filter: Replacing Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52-2 DE Filter - YouTube

    When i opened the container, I think i had some sand / de on it - closed it, it leaked, I reopened it, washed it off with a hose (both sides). Leak is much smaller. Any advice would be great!

    Here is my leak.

    Thanks,
    Rich
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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    Did you put some pool lube on the o-ring when reassembling it? If not, I'd try that. Also make sure all the sealing surfaces are clean.
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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    I didn't use pool lube. Can I use something else handy? Wd40?

    A magic chlorine to bleach type of solution?

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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    I would only use a silicone based lube. I would not use WD-40 as it will damage your O-ring.
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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    Quote Originally Posted by gldntgr96 View Post
    I would only use a silicone based lube. I would not use WD-40 as it will damage your O-ring.
    Can I get a silicone based lube at home depot or lowes?

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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    I ordered something on Amazon & will play with it tomorrow

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    Re: Anthony Pools Apollo VA-52 DE Filter - slight leak at seal?

    You should be able to.
    ~16000 GAL, 16X34 Rectangle 3' 9" to 5' 5" depth, W/ 7'X7' Spa, IG Gunite, Quartz Plaster, 3.0 HP VS Pump, Air Blower for Spa, Pentair 400 BTU Gas Fired Water Heater, Pentair IC-40 SWCG, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter, Mechanical Overfill, Paramount In-Pool Cleaning System. Intellatouch 4, 2 Intellbrite 5G LED Color Changing Lights in Pool and 1 Intellbrite 5G LED Color Changing Lights in Spa, 4 Deck Jets. Build in Progress

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