Well, we have a Jacuzzi LR 80980 pump for a small in-ground pool which is located in a three season sun room. The pool came with the house we purchased last year, so we are complete newbies at pool-ownership. We did manage to open the pool ourselves and deal with the water chemistry but are still battling cloudiness (after shock/floc and constant filtering) The pump had been working fine until recently. Then there was water on the floor. I have noticed a small leak at the bottom of the back of the pump. The leak continues all the while the pump is running. (pic 1)
While looking further, I noticed the gap between two parts of the filter - see the area just above the red and blue band - there is a copper-colored spinning rod in there, and on the left hand side (in the photo) there is a large rubber piece/thick o-ring? that is spitting water out while the filter runs. Is this the source of the leak? Is this a matter of needing a new o-ring?
We are not sure, and it seems to me that the pump may need to be disassembled (eep!) Any recommendations or insight would be so very greatly appreciated.