Forgive me if this is a stupid question but we have no experience maintaining the mechanical equipment of our pool but are attempting to replace what we think is a leaking shaft seal.
My question is about water level and removing the pump. We have drained below the skimmers with the filter on waist and gravity. I've now set the filter to closed and I've closed all valves leading to the pump basket. However, we are still getting water coming to the basket in a decent amount. Common sense is because our equipment is downhill and below the water line.
Is a small amount of water still entering the system too prohibitive to pulling out the pump and putting it back on? Or should we wait until water level drops and stops entering the basket altogether?....which will we a huge drain for us do to the equipment being downhill?
Any advise is greatly appreciated.