Intex Krystal Clear 1200 GPH Sand Filter Leaks


New member
Jul 20, 2020
Salem, OR
Hey all, newbie here. I've had my sand filter on a 14" round pool for about a month and a half, just long enough to go past the return time on Amazon for the pump...and the handle won't turn at all... it pushes down, but just doens't turn. it's on FILTER. and, a few days ago I found a small pinhole, round leak in the bottom of sand canister. Any ideas? No idea how it got there and it's now leaking enough that I should repair it. I contacted Intex and no response as of yet. Any ideas? can you repair the leak with epoxy or something?


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
A filter is a pressure vessel and is not repairable. It needs to be replaced and can be a hazard if it bursts.