Your filter would need to be at least 7 years old or older at this point, as that version has not been made since 2008. In general, leakage is due to installation, maintenance, or worn out o rings. Pumps that are hp rated cannot be used with these filters, the tubing must be 1.25 or 1.5 inches, and you cannot put anything after the filter. If the tubing becomes clogged or kinked or has a lot of 90 degree angles in it, pressure will build up and cause leakage as well. O rings should be replaced every couple of years, and depending on the tubing, that may also need to be replaced every couple of years. Vinyl tubing and ribbed tubing do not last long. Braided tubing typically has a lifetime of 5+ years.
Date published: 2016-05-20