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    Leak issue, suggestions on a fix

    Not sure if this should go here, but it's not really the pump itself leaking so I thought I'd drop it here. Move if needed mods.

    I've noticed wet concrete around the pump area since opening my pool 2 days ago. I believe the leak is coming from the joint pointed to in the picture.



    The leak appears to be coming from the joint above the pump in the pvc threads. I'm assuming the best solution will be to cut the pvc above, unscrew and retape (or just completely replace that section) and screw back in and put in a union above the pump in that line. Any other suggestions?
    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
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    Re: Leak issue, suggestions on a fix

    I am guessing that the other end of that PVC pipe that is leaking goes into your filter? If so, can't you unscrew the PVC threaded adapter there, then just spin the pipe around loosing it from the pump? Then you could add some Teflon and see if that holds. That would save you the time of cutting and adding in adapters and such.
    Fiberglass/Concrete IG
    Pool Size: 16500 gallons
    Filter: Hayward S244T Pro Series Top-Mount Sand Filter
    Pump: Hayward 1 HP Super Pump

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    Re: Leak issue, suggestions on a fix

    It bends to the filter and it's glued all the way so no unscrewing without cutting somewhere.

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    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward Phantom cleaner, TF 100 test kit
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    Re: Leak issue, suggestions on a fix

    Ah I see the conundrum. By the looks of it you probably will have to cut, and when you replace it I would see about adding in some type of PVC fitting so you can easily take the PVC section off to service either the pump or filter.
    Fiberglass/Concrete IG
    Pool Size: 16500 gallons
    Filter: Hayward S244T Pro Series Top-Mount Sand Filter
    Pump: Hayward 1 HP Super Pump

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    Re: Leak issue, suggestions on a fix

    Yeah, you'll need to install unions on both pipes (that should've been there) in order to properly fix the leak.

    There is a rubber flexible pipe sealant tape that you can get at HD/Lowes that will stretch around it and MIGHT work but unions are the correct answer.
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