Small Crack in sand filter


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
No. The sand filter housing is a pressure vessel. You do not repair pressure vessels.

This should be taken out of service and replaced.


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 19, 2014
Pacific NW
I read a thread recently about a leak like that and Hayward replaced it out of warranty.
There was a bad batch of vessels and they were willing to replace those that were affected.


TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
Hayward is a good company that stands behind their products. In my opinion, the filter failed prematurely and it should probably be replaced. The tanks probably don't cost that much to make. They're just injection molded plastic. Shipping probably costs more than the part.