So for starters my family just bought a house. Came with a pool and I am/we are still noobs when it comes to pools. So far everything has been fine for about 2 months then we noticed water coming from the pipe that controls water to the Water Fall. Leak only occurs when the pump system is on. Upon further inspection the leak is coming from the bottom of the on/off handle. I have no clue if the handle can be removed and ultimately replaced or what to expect when it is removed. Just figured I'd come here and ask before I do anything in hopes you fine people know of anything that can help me.
I took some pics of it so you can see first hand.
The pipe with the issue
Pic of the leaking in action. Red circle is where the water is leaking down from.
So does anyone know what is needed to stop this leak? Can the handle be removed and replaced with a different one? Or is there some material that can be putt on the area to stop the leaking? Again the leak only occurs when the pump system is operating. And leaks only from the bottom part of the handle. Just slowly flows down and creates a puddle where the concrete is broken into for the lever to turn. Opened or Closed it still leaks, we usually keep it closed though. If there is anything more you'd like to know please let me know.
Any info is greatly appreciated, Thanks!