Pool pump housing crack repair

jmcnair101

New member
Sep 16, 2020
2
Katy, TX
Hey everyone,
I got caught down here in the Houston area with the freezing temps several weeks back and lost power during the night. By the time I woke in the morning all the water in my pipes and pumps had frozen. Ended up with a couple cracks. One was in the 3 way valve which I just replaced (took weeks to get the part due to back order). The other crack is on the pump housing where the clamp ring tightens down over the strainer basket. I thought i could maybe repair with some JB weld but it doesn't appear to want to stick to the material that the housing is made of. Does anyone have a suggestion as to a material that would stick to this thing? The crack is really not that bad but it keeps the clamp ring from tightening down the lid and lets some air into the system.

The pump is a Pentair Superflo (model #340038)

Thanks in advance

Jason
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
26,478
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

Show us pics of the crack.

Here are ideas from others problems...

 

jmcnair101

New member
Sep 16, 2020
2
Katy, TX
Thanks for linking that post. I could add a pic but the funny thing is the pick would look exactly the same as that one in the other post. Mine cracked in the same spot on the same tab. I will try what was suggested there.
 

cowboycasey

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Jul 3, 2013
7,801
Southern OK
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool SJ-40
if all else fails a ratchet strap will keep the lid closed until you can order a volute :)
 
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