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    Pump Leak

    I truly can't believe how many issues are simultaneously going on in my pool. I've now discovered a small leak in the water feature pool pump. STA-RITE Model #MPRA6E - 147L. It's a 1hp unit and about 8 years old. I'll attach a couple pics of the unit, one has the area where the leak is occurring. Is this just an O-ring type of repair typically? Is it easy enough or do I need a professional to come out? Anyone know the parts required, or recommended, to change when I have this open? Thanks!20160322_120659.jpg20160322_120643_HDR.jpg
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    Re: Pump Leak

    Holy smokes! Between bubbles, uncooperative ping pong balls, and pumps, you are off to a challenging start this season. Pump repairs are not my strongest suit, but depending upon the age and expected efficiency of your 1hp pump, they can be rebuilt and new internal seals applied. If you don't get some good feedback soon, we'll bump this post again. Hang in there! Might be time to crack a cold one and just watch the sunset.
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    Re: Pump Leak

    If it's leaking where you circled, very good possibility a gasket is available for it.

    Identify the pump then google for a full seal kit...it would be in that.
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    Re: Pump Leak

    This might get you close: http://www.poolcenter.com/p/mpea-mpra. Or here: Sta-Rite Dyna-Glas and Dyna-Max Parts - INYOPools.com
    . I'd call to confirm though.
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    Re: Pump Leak

    That helps! I'll call Pentair tomorrow to see if I just need that O-ring/seal plate. Pat, I just can't believe that I actually paid someone and apparently my equipment has been so neglected. Very glad that I took the leap of faith to get involved with my own pool. Thanks for your (and the others) help!
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    2hp Whisperflow for filter, 2hp Dynaglass for booster, 2hp for blower, 1hp Dynaglass for scuppers.

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    Re: Pump Leak

    INYO pools has everything needed to repair a pump. Give them a call and they will help you figure out exactly what you need.
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    Re: Pump Leak

    Thanks! Ordered the parts. Will report once I attempt to repair and success/failure of that task. Probably next week.
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    2hp Whisperflow for filter, 2hp Dynaglass for booster, 2hp for blower, 1hp Dynaglass for scuppers.

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    Re: Pump Leak

    ha ha. Gotcha. At least they had the parts. Good luck.
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    Re: Pump Leak

    LOL! If you fix stuff like I do sometimes you will need one more phone call to order some more parts!
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