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    There's a small hole in my sand filter tank and it's spraying water. Looks like a couple of pin holes not a lot of water loss. Can I fix this? Suggestions on how to do this if possible. If not what do you guys recommend I replace it with. Another of the same or is there a better way.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Jay in NC
    18 x 36 vinyl 23,000 gal. Located Burlington, NC

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    Default Re: hole in sand filter tank

    Pool epoxy, from the inside. It sets up underwater, and the pressure from the inside will help it seal.

    Or get a plastic welder and weld it with multiple layers.
    Carl

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    jb weld! i used some on the side of the autopilot manifold i burnt through with a soldering iron (long story) and used jb weld..no water leaks, stands up to the pressure, stuck fine to the pvc.

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    Default Re: hole in sand filter tank

    Thanks guys...I may give JB Weld a try on the outside of the tank. I really don't want to mess with going inside the tank. I'll sand it good and give it a try.

    Thanks for the reply........Jay
    18 x 36 vinyl 23,000 gal. Located Burlington, NC

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    Default Re: hole in sand filter tank

    Just out of curiousity... what kind of tank is this?

    I have a small hole (crack) on the inside of my old filter but I may patch it and hold onto the tank.

    Let me know how the repair turns out.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: hole in sand filter tank

    I was up late the other night watching TV.
    Why would anyone use anything else but
    Leak Ender 2000 !!



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    Been using BBB for over a year! Excellent results!

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    I have a Pentair SD-60 sandfilter that developed 2 elongated slits in the side last week! Our pool and equip is 2 years old. Will be receiving new tank from Pentair!
    Thank goodness!

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    Default Re: hole in sand filter tank

    Quote Originally Posted by GayleK View Post
    I have a Pentair SD-60 sandfilter that developed 2 elongated slits in the side last week! Our pool and equip is 2 years old. Will be receiving new tank from Pentair!
    Thank goodness!
    Please tell me the secret on getting a new filter. I attempted but they wouldn't budge. It still frustrates me because there is no reason it should have cracked.
    If possible I'd like to get some details from you so I can still attempt to get the tank replaced.

    Thanks!

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