This is our second season trying to figure out this whole pool thing. We just replaced the sand in our Hayward S200 Sand Filter. Hadn't been done since 2008. We were careful to lube the o-rings around the filter and pump basket up well.
Now I think we have a leak around the motor shaft seal and was wondering if you could confirm this from a few pictures. There aren't any other leaks coming from the top of any of the equipment. As in, nothing appears to be wet. But the ground around the motor is always wet. That's why I think it's leaking from the base of the motor shaft seal.
We are also losing water pressure flow out of our return jets ( 3 of them) after around an hour. And the pump basket won't stay primed. Could this be possible? Thanks for the help!