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Leaks after a couple of weeks use

I've replaced the h series exchanger three times. i used it three weeks the first year before it developed leaks. i replaced it next season and used it for about the same length of time before it started to leak again. i've got a new one to install and i'm wondering what to do to prevent leaks? i use an inline chlorinator that only gets to the pool after the heater, not before? any suggestions? this thing has to last longer than one season or six weeks. what category??!!!

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You may need to put a hartford loop in your plumbing between your chlorinator and the heater. The chloriene will back up in the line bad when the pump is off and corrode the exchanger. A hartford loop is simpley a loop than runs low then high above the top of the heater so it can trap gasses in the line and won't let them get back in the line. If all else fails you can use a floater. Be sure to check your PH also. Good luck.

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