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    Bigdog43's Avatar
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    Jul 2016
    Memphis, TN

    Moisture around pump

    New pool owner as of a couple of months. When I bought the house, had a pool inspection and the inspector noted there was small leak at the pump and recommended having it repaired which we asked for. At the walk through, I checked this and did not see any appearance of water leakage. They claimed to have had it repaired, but I didn't ask for details on what was done at the time. Now it seems to be happening again. I mean, it's not like a steady flow or anything, but the concrete under the pump is always wet.

    This is something I need to get fixed ASAP right?

    Based on my research it sounds like it could be the shaft seal? And is this a DIY kinda thing?

    (I should add the pump appears to be operating fine in spite of this)
    Last edited by Bigdog43; 09-01-2016 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Adding current status of pump
    Memphis, TN.
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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Moisture around pump

    It is probably a failed seal and yes it needs to be fixed or the motor bearings could fail.
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