Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Intex Salt Water Pump Skimmer Leak

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Washington/Utah
    Posts
    2

    Intex Salt Water Pump Skimmer Leak

    Installed a brand new 2016 Intex Pool with salt water pump. Nothing looks defective but the skimmer lid continually leaks water if pump is not engaged. I've ensured that the lid is tight and the o-ring properly lubed. Any suggestions? Please see video for more accurate depiction...I'm clueless at this point. Intex Pump Leak - YouTube
    Last edited by Rhcrosby; 06-14-2016 at 09:37 PM. Reason: Added video

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    sebastopol ca
    Posts
    4

    Re: Intex Salt Water Pump Skimmer Leak

    I setup a new (2015 model) 12 x 24 ultraframe Intex pool this year with what looks like a similar pump system. With that said I'm no expert but here is what I noticed from your video. My pump's filter lid when screwed down has no room for movement. In your video it looks like the clear plastic top is moving up and down. If there is movement in that lid I assume you don't have a proper seal. I would take a look at the assembly of the pumps intake basket and the O-ring in that clear lid to see what is keeping it from screwing down properly. Is the large clear nut which holds the lid on tight?

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Washington/Utah
    Posts
    2

    Re: Intex Salt Water Pump Skimmer Leak

    Thanks for the response. I just assumed the "floating" lid was by design but after reading your message, I checked the two pieces (lid and threaded rim) and it looks as if they split apart...possibly during shipping. I have cemented them using glue for sprinkler pipe and will test it out tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •