We have a Hayward one speed 1 hp pump. A few years ago it had died so the PB had replaced the motor with an AO Smith one. Things have been running along fine the past few years.
Today I noticed that the pad under the pump has some wet moisture. It looks like it's under the motor part, and not where the basket is. I know I'm probably making a bigger deal about this than it warrants, but I can't tell if this is a small leak, or just moisture. But my filter and my heater don't have the moisture around them. We've had a very dry summer here and so have had to add water more frequently than normal but don't have to add that much, maybe 1/2 inch every few days. I just wonder if maybe there's something on the pump that needs tightening? I've already checked the knobs for the plastic cover over the basket, and they seem plenty tight.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.
Here's a couple pics: