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Poolside Chat Episode #20: Should I Fix My Cracked Filter Lid?

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Should I Fix My Cracked Pool Filter Lid?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #20 Video: Pool Filter Repair

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“I’m thinking of trying my own pool filter repair because, I have a crack in my filter lid. Is there anything I can do to patch it?” Chris from Kalamazoo, Michigan

– Chris from Kalamazoo, MI

Well Chris, we don’t recommend patching cracked pool filter lids because patches lead to blowouts.  The patch and the no damaged filter lid under too much pressure and if for some reason that patch loses its integrity while you’re not home, the resulting crack (possibly, now bigger) could drain your pool. If the pool’s main drain is open it could drain your pool completely  or it could possibly drop below the skimmer, then your pumps running dry aruin your pool pump. So we don’t recommend trying to patch it. I know some people have used J-B Weld or other types of epoxies, but we just don’t recommend it.

The chances of you being the lucky one to get a cracked pool filter lid to last a few months are there, but not likely.

Thank you for joining us, if you have any question you want answered by Matt and Rob please email us at Keep the questions coming, they have been great so far! or if you want to speak with one of our on-call techs about pool a pool filter repair, you can always contact us at 877-372-6038 or visit us online at Also subscribe to this video and to our newsletter where you can also get a free pool maintenance guide, 128 page. that’s what they tell me.

2 thoughts on “Poolside Chat Episode #20: Should I Fix My Cracked Filter Lid?

  1. You should be checking for leaks, cracks, splits (etc) often. A general peruse weekly (or daily) may help
    you to detect faults, if any. Happy swimming.

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