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    Pump Leaking

    I noticed this today as one of the pumps is leaking and quite alot of water is coming out when the filter is on. When I turn it off, I can hear a high suction noise which then goes. Hopefully it isn't too serious to fix

    Although a little hard to see, I took a picture while the filter was running. Above where the yellow logo is, you can see the water over flowing.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Pump Leaking

    I can't really tell where the water is coming out from the picture. Just to confirm, is your strainer basket o ring lubed and is the lid on tight?

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    Re: Pump Leaking

    Yup. I double checked to make sure and all is secure. Here's where the water continually flows out from:

    Thankyou for your time on this.
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    Re: Pump Leaking

    That is a black union fitting that screws onto the pump right? If so, there should be an o-ring between it and the pump creating the seal. Maybe it is cracked. Can you loosen the 2 fittings that attach to the pump, move the pump/motor and check the o-rings?
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    Re: Pump Leaking

    I tried but it simply wouldn't budge. To be honest, I'm not too confident to start playing around with it either Maybe I'll get in the professionals.

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    Re: Pump Leaking

    If you are not comfortable messing with the connections, calling a pro in is a good idea.

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    Re: Pump Leaking

    You are leaking from that 1/2 union!

    Either the o-ring has gone bad or the union is broken or has backed off.

    I think this is something you can fix/ establish the cause of yourself. If you don't have a wrench that will allow you to tighten or loosen the union, you can use a belt (like you'd use to keep your pants up) as a 'strap wrench') to do the job.

    We can and will help you DIY this but, if this is out of your comfort level, by all means - call in the pool dudes (&watch what they do, so you can DIY next time
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