potential pipebursting

Apr 19, 2017
22
Southlake
#1
I bought a house with pool recently, hence have been learning from TFP since then. The articles really helps me a lot!

The pool got cloudy as I haven't moved in yet. By following the slamming procedure, I have turned it back to clear water again.

Yesterday, I saw the pipe(which connects to cleaner driving pump) shows sign of decays. please find below photo:

question: should I replace it asap? if yes, where can I get replacement parts?

Any answer is much appreciated.
 

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Patrick_B

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Jun 7, 2011
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Midland TX
#2
Welcome to our forum Sara, :wave:

Yes, they should be replaced now. I'm pretty good with tubing and pipe fittings, but I have never seen those. The one on the pump head yes, but not the white ones. Maybe pool supplies/pool builder suppliers use that type, but not sure. That's Southlake near Dallas yea? Somewhere around there like I mention may have them.

I would remove the whole booster pump line and take it with me when I found one who had them or similar. A good irrigation supply house may keep them as well. They might not leak for a while yet, but I don't like telling you to chance that. Because they will burst open two days before you have guests over and you're trying to polish things up before they come. :)

Good luck, and let us know if you need help on the SLAM.
 
Apr 19, 2017
22
Southlake
#3
Thanks, Patrick.

The pressure side cleaner only cleans up limited area, then stuck somewhere in the deep end. Now I bought a robot, which does much better work.
Guess I can bypass the booster pump completely.

Yes, I am in southlake, TX. Where can I buy the pipe and parts to reconnect the filter output to the pool directly?

Another question, the pull/push valve is very hard to operate. Today, when I pushed back then turned back to lock after backwash, the valve indicator is broken. I DID release air pressure first.

Should I replace the whole valve? model: Hayward DE Filter: DE6020
 

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