Hello! First-time poster here.
I'm not a pool expert nor a pump expert so I'll be brief.
This is a rectangular in-ground pool 10 yards long. My parents had it installed in 1993 and I believe that all the pumping stuff (filter tank, pump, housing, etc.) are original. They live in the South so the pump station gets lots of direct sunlight and as it's next to a South-facing brick exterior...lots of heat in the summertime.
THE PROBLEM: the housing next to the pump has sprung a leak actually not it's two or three small leaks in the same area. I'm told that the pump is a Hayward Super-Pump.
I'm going to attempt to insert a photo or at least a Dropbox link to a photo I took of the problem. Obviously the solution is to replace the pump motor and housing. I'm DIY-challenged.
The pump obviously needs replacement (and doesn't like water sprayed on it). I'm getting the idea that perhaps some sort of cover is in order to keep the rain off it as well (but not so close as to retain heat).
I'd appreciate some input from the hive as to a short-term solution (since pool season here will likely end in 4-6 weeks and what some real fixes will be and if this should be taken on by someone as DIY challenged as myself.