I just bought a new house with a pool. Thanks for all the help in getting the water fixed. Now to the pipes!
Sorry if this has been covered in other posts, I don't seem to have much luck using the search feature. Thanks for a pointer if you can suggest anything; I've gone through the entire Pool School.
I seem to have leaky pipes in the pool house. I hope these are the only leaks, but I'm losing over an inch/week:
1. What looks like an old and very rusty guage of some type at top of filter. Now leaking. Can I just replace this with a brass fitting to close it off? It looks like it might be 3/8 NPT.
2. Leaky line back to pool (upper 2 hose clamps seem to be leaking, lower connection is the strange bypass asked about as point 4):
3. Main problem seems to be coming from the accessory pump that drives the vacuum cleaner. Water is coming from the pump at the motor shaft and filling up this opening. It leaks a bit all the time and a lot when the pump is running. Can I buy a new seal or seal kit for this pump? How hard is this to DIY? I'm an average DIY'er (can do my own brakes and valve adjustments on my bike):
This is the motor:
This is the pump:
4. Question 4: Why is there a very small hose bypassing the filter and heater and going back into the return (and leaking where it connects to the return.) It can be seen in the first photo and the return connection shows in the 3rd photo.
Many thanks in advance for the suggestions.