I'm hoping you all can offer some suggestions to this novice pool owner Last month I let the pump run dry for quite a few hours (I'm not sure exactly how long...I didn't realize the o-ring wasn't on the basket). There wasn't a problem at first but after several weeks I noticed a small leak where the threaded fitting is (see photo where A is located). I was reading that if you let the pump run dry it can distort the PVC fitting and it needs to be replaced. I first tried several layers of teflon tape but there was still a small amount of water leaking and now there is a leak where B is on the photo (I think the moving around of the pump to get the pipes off messed it up).
Should I just go ahead and replace both PVC fittings or should I keep on trying more layers of teflon tape (now I have to work on B fitting, too)? Should I be using anything other than the teflon tape? It seems that other people say to use blue silicone or plasto-joint stick.
If I replace the PVC, is there any way to get the male fitting that's screwed into the pump off the elbow part or will I have to replace everything because it's glued together.
Sorry if I'm not using the correct language...let me know if anything isn't clear!
Thanks in advance,