Hello all- I am having some issues with our pumping system and hoping to get some help. Our pool was built and finished around March 2014. The pump installed was the 1.5hp Whisperflo. We had several leaks through out the year and half with that pump, all coming from the bottom of the pump. Each time repaired we were told it was the impeller seal. The pump and equipment is slightly higher in elevation that the pool itself, so it always took 30 seconds or so to start pumping since the basket would empty when it shut off. After the 4th time repaired, I got with the builder and he replaced the entire pump at his expense. The new pump was installed last month. Just within the past 2 weeks the new pump has started leaking as well. From the bottom just like the old one. Now it will not prime or pump without me bleeding air off the filter and it running for quite some time. The new pump is just like the old one so I am unsure if its a bad batch of pumps? I don't think I am doing anything out of the ordinary. Is there any chance that the grass clippings that end up in the pool and through the system to the filter are causing a seal to go bad? Typically when I mow the pump is running and clippings get into the pool but I usually scoop the majority of the grass out by hand in the skimmer baskets. Do any of you guys have any thoughts or ideas on this as to why I keep getting these leaks and failing equipment? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!!!