so, we've got bubbles. didn't take long to find the source of the problem. (mind you, this has been going on since we opened the pool, it just wasn't high up on my husband's list of things to do). so now that he's out of town, i'm looking into it. the leak (a very steady drip drip drip) is coming from the junction of the hose going into the pump.
i've replaced the hose clamp with a new one, and I can't get the drip to stop. i've tightened it down as far as i can get it for an middle age woman. if it gets any tighter, i may not be able to get it off when it's time to clean the pump/filter etc.....(already a problem as my "he-man" husband cleaned everything last, and now the return inlet elbow is on so tight, i can't cap it to clean anything)
this is the same hose/pump set up that we've had for a couple of years now, and we've not had this problem until this year. i can get my neighbor (hearty young man!) to come over and screw that clamp down some more, but i'm wondering if there are any other solutions that might make it easier for ME to get it on/off while still preventing air into the pump.
thanks in advance for listening to me ramble, and for providing any thoughts.