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    small crack in filter valve :(

    Above the pressure gage there is a tiny tiny hair line crack leaking a small steady stream of water. is there any way to patch this? If not how much would a new filter valve cost?? Also, would this be responsible for a LOT of air bubbles coming from my pool return lines? Thanks
    ~10,000 gallon gunite pool with spa that overflows
    1hp Hayward pump, filter
    replaced sand on may 24

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    Leaks after the pump don't normally lead to bubbles in the return. It usually takes a leak before the pump to get air into the system.
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    Can you post a picture of your filter valve?

    Also, can you update your signature with the details of your pool and your pool equipment? This will help us help you better. Here are some guidelines on what we find useful information in your signature. http://www.troublefreepool.com/sticky.php?s=3662

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    Apparently its common for the hayward/vari-flo valves to crack/split near the pressur gauge. I have one that split pretty bad. It was patched a few times with epoxy. Eventually, this spring I replaced it with a new valve for 175.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molson
    Apparently its common for the hayward/vari-flo valves to crack/split near the pressur gauge. I have one that split pretty bad. It was patched a few times with epoxy. Eventually, this spring I replaced it with a new valve for 175.00
    Thats what I did was put epoxy "marine" on it and so far so good.
    ~10,000 gallon gunite pool with spa that overflows
    1hp Hayward pump, filter
    replaced sand on may 24

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