Hi pool friends. I have a problem escalating quickly. The connection at the return end of my filter was dripping yesterday. When I got home last night, it was a small stream, so I shut off the pump overnight, even skipping my daily chlorine dose. Called installer this morn.
Background: The pool has been in since June 30, and this same leak had been present when we had enough water to fire it up. The installer returned July 7 to fix, stating he had to replace the nipple, to which the excessive heat contributed failure. He also said he has had to replace a higher number of them than normal.
I waited all day to hear back from installer. Left another message this afternoon. Of course this would happen on a Friday. No response from him. But even off, I have a steady and constant drip. When on, I have a mini splash zone (see pic).
I have not been able to run the pump for over 24 hours, and at this point I cannot expect to even hear from the man until Monday. I can't imagine how bad it might be by then.
Can someone baby step me through trying to fix this? I have got to learn to be comfortable with working with this thing, I know... I just picture loosening the thing and 17,000 gallons flooding at me through a 2 inch pipe.
It might be worth noting that winter is cold here so I will be disconnecting some places in order to prep.
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