Hello, great site. Sorry if this question has been asked and answered but I thought I would start my first post with something that happened today.
I bought a re-built 1HP Hayward pool pump (gold cover). I got a great deal and now I know why. The pump runs strong, but the water inlet has some threads missing. So, no matter how much tape and puddy I put on the threads, it still squirts a little water when I try to filter and run the pump. So, having a full pool and no time to find something to fix the problem with, I put a new pump on the pool. Now I have a Hayward pump with a little leak.
I thought the Hayward pump would make a good vacuum since I have two pools I take care of.
1st question: Will this work? If so, how should I fix it up?
2nd question: If this will work, does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop the leak? I thought of leaving the existing threaded pvc with tape in the inlet and completely cover it with some sort of high grade caulk or maybe pool puddy. Since I can also get inside of the trap, I thought I would coat the inside of the inlet as well. Think it stop the leak good enough for a vacuum?
Thanks in advance.