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    Repair or Replace Sand Filter

    I need some advice. I just opened my Hayward sand filter to clean it out and found the center pipe of the lateral assembly busted. I am not sure how but I guess that does not matter at this point.

    What I need advice on is should I repair the sand filter, that is over 14 years old, or should I look for a replacement.

    Thanks
    Pete in San Antonio
    11K IG Gunite/325 Serires Hayward cartridge

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    We replaced our pump and filter this year. We did both on line for about $600.

    Last year we had our pump repaired to the tune of $200+. In other words, we probably should had replaced it last year.

    I suggest really looking around. I know we got the pump on e-bay cheaper than from the online store - and it was the SAME vendor!

    We got our filter from H2O pool products for about $270. Delivered. I don't know if the repair will be worth it...
    16 X 34 21,000 IG Vinyl Liner
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    If the filter is otherwise fine, no obvious corrosion or other broken parts, and the parts are available, then it is simpler and cheaper to fix it rather than replace it.
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    Thanks for the replies. I was not sure of the life of a sand filter so I figured this is the best place to get the answer.
    Pete in San Antonio
    11K IG Gunite/325 Serires Hayward cartridge

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