Water squirting out of sand filter

Modawg2k

Well-known member
May 4, 2013
347
Phoenix, AZ
So this isn't probably good, right? There is a little stream of water squirting out of my Triton II sand filter when running on high speed. It's coming out of the fiberglass, not from the top?

Does this call for a total replacement or is there a repair solution for this?IMG_7654.jpeg
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
33,844
Laughlin, NV
It appears the filter shell is compromised. You should turn off the pump and not put any pressure on that vessel. It is not repairable. Do you have a MPV? If so, you can set it on Recirculate to keep your water moving and to mix in your chlorine each day.

Pressure vessels can catastrophically fail and harm people and things.
 

Modawg2k

Well-known member
May 4, 2013
347
Phoenix, AZ
It appears the filter shell is compromised. You should turn off the pump and not put any pressure on that vessel. It is not repairable. Do you have a MPV? If so, you can set it on Recirculate to keep your water moving and to mix in your chlorine each day.

Pressure vessels can catastrophically fail and harm people and things.
Sorry what is a MPV?
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
17,442
Tucson, AZ
Pool Size
16000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Sand filters are a bad idea out here in the desert southwest. Our water is too expensive to waste and backwashing uses a lot of unnecessary water. Do yourself a favor and convert over to a VERY LARGE cartridge filter. The Pentair Clean & Clear line of filters are very good. Get the biggest filter you can possibly afford.
 
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