Hole in filter

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StuffIt
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Purex filter

Hole in filter

Postby StuffIt » Wed 23 Nov, 2011 02:49

Hi,

I know very little about pools, but I need some help. I have a Purex SMBW 2060 DE filter (metal tank) which has sprung a hole in the tank. The hole is only a pin prick in size, but its enough that I have to prime the pump every time the pool is filtered because it is losing its pressure.

So how do I fix the tank? Is there a simple way to patch the hole?

Thx


TSH Tech

Hole in filter

Postby TSH Tech » Thu 24 Nov, 2011 03:03

Here's the lowdown: plan on buying a new filter.

Why?
A metal tank with a hole cannot and should not be repaired with a pinhole leak. A tank pinhole leak occurred because corrosive water has eaten away at the tank until it made a thin point in the tank and ate away a pinhole. There could be other parts of the tank that have become thin and are just waiting to crack or make a hole. Pool filters are always under pressure when they are operating, eventually, the tank bursts creating a serious hazard. I know of some tragic stories, the details aren't pretty.
As a pool tech in the industry, I cannot suggest any repair method of a broken filter tank because there is a high risk of it blowing now that it has a hole in it. The integrity of the filter tank is compromised. Please, for your personally safety, buy a new one. Lastly, please test your Total Alkalinity on your pool at least once a month or preferably weekly.
allclearpools
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Hole in filter

Postby allclearpools » Mon 28 Nov, 2011 17:22

X2

Never ever repair a filter tank failure. It is for your safety and your neighbors!
StuffIt
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Purex filter

Hole in filter

Postby StuffIt » Mon 28 Nov, 2011 20:42

Thanks for all the updates. I will buy a new filter

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