Small Drip From Filter

CannonBall35

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Jul 17, 2019
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hello,
I noticed this morning that my pool filter has a small drip coming from the band. The pool was just opened on Monday and I'm assuming it's related to that. I would prefer to not call the pool company back. Is this as simple as tightening the nut on the band, or do I need to take the filter apart and close it up again?

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cowboycasey

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show a picture from the front of the spring.. Are there any gaps in the spring? if there are you need to tighten until no gaps... using a rubber hammer hitting the metal piece going around the filter... if the spring is collapsed and no gaps you need to take it apart and lube the giant O ring between the top and bottom... and then put it back together..

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CannonBall35

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Delaware
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
It looks like the spring has gaps. I will tighten it down and see if that solves the drip. Thank you for the feedback411EBA9D-BF5F-440B-9B5D-7542820D57E9.jpeg
 

PoolGate

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There should be a 1/4" gap between the metal band ends when it's properly tightened.
 
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CannonBall35

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Jul 17, 2019
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Delaware
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25000
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I appreciate all the feedback. Tighten it up and the drip has stopped. The instructions on the filter recommended that I check the spring once a month. I wasn't aware that needed to be check monthly.
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cowboycasey

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That is perfect... I do not check mine monthly But I do look at it weekly to make sure everything is good :)