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    Gasket change out problem

    In April of 2008 we purchased a HUD foreclosed home that had a pool. We finally moved in to the home May of 2009 and began working on the 'swamp'. The pool had been covered since October of 2006 so cleaning it up needless to say was a lot of fun. The multiport valve on the DE filter just kept leaking worse each week that we have run the pool and it has now reached a point that it is leaking way too much water so I went down to the pool store and purchased a new gasket. Now comes my problem. I am guessing that a combination of sitting dry and the heat from our area sort of 'melted' the gasket into the place where it sits. In trying to remove it from the multiport valve, it acts as if it is 'glued' in and is comming apart in peices. Can any one tell me of an easier way to get it out without coming apart in a lot of peices or damaging the multiport by scraping it out?

    Thanks in advance.
    Appx. 35K gal. in ground pool with dual flow rock waterfall and 3 surface sprays; appx 800 gal in ground spa; all run with a 1 1/5 hp pump, DE filter, (heater broken), and in line chlorinator,

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    Re: Gasket change out problem

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Odds are that the gasket isn't 'just acting like' it's glued in, it actually IS glued in

    While I don't advocate nor like this, a lot of folks feel the need to glue the gasket down

    Use a razor knife and a flathead screwdriver (which fits in the grooves) to liberate ALL the chunks of the old gasket, then install the new one with some silicone or Teflon based lube.

    If you need any help on doing this, simply ask
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    Re: Gasket change out problem

    Quote Originally Posted by eremartin1
    In April of 2008 we purchased a HUD foreclosed home that had a pool. [...]
    Welcome to the forum

    I'm surprised that you don't have to replace a lot more than just a gasket on a pool that's been idle for several years. You would seem to have an incredible amount of luck!
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    Re: Gasket change out problem

    Well, it does need a new 400K BTU heater, it will need repainting in a couple of years, and we did have to replace the DE filter fingers (plastic dry rot they cracked and fell apart), there are a few minor other things like handle nobs and gaskets for the jandy never lube valves and there were a few leaks we had to fix. The major issues we had was the rusting tools, the pennies, the palm sander, the falling apart pool slide, and what my husband called dinosaur eggs which were the 5" oval rocks that line whats left of the flower beds that were in the bottom of the pool. And yes when we bought the house, we put in our 'bid' based on our having to spend at least 6K to get the pool up and running. So far we have only spent about $500. So I don't just consider us lucky, I say that God was good to us!
    Appx. 35K gal. in ground pool with dual flow rock waterfall and 3 surface sprays; appx 800 gal in ground spa; all run with a 1 1/5 hp pump, DE filter, (heater broken), and in line chlorinator,

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    Re: Gasket change out problem

    Quote Originally Posted by eremartin1
    it does need a new 400K BTU heater,
    Might want to look into a heat pump rather than a gas heater if you are going to replace the heater. Heat pumps are much cheaper to operate and in Texas I would think a heat pump would work great. Gas heaters and heat pumps have their plus' and minus', so do your research
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