We bought a new Splash Superpool last year and got it finished being set up in late fall. We didn't hook up the pump at that time because we were closing it immediately. We had to set it up to build the deck around it.
We went to hook up the pump the other day and the hose was about 1-2 feet too short. We solved that by putting in PVC for part of the run. We went to open the pump today so I can start shocking the pool (we both keep being out of town so it takes a day or two to accomplish things that require us both) We primed the pump only to discover that when we close the air bleed, it still is leaking significant amounts of water. My husband tried to twist it closed tightly and says its tightened all of the way. He says its a screw valve. He said it is also leaking around the top where the mechanical part that the hoses all attach to connects to the big barrel part.
I wish I could just send the pool back. It has been one problem after another and we've never even been in it. The pool slid about 1-2 inches crooked over the winter. This matters because its fully surrounded by the deck. The deck has a built in retaining wall so it is likely that it won't slide more.
How do I fix this leak on the pump? Also, can I hook up another hose if I buy one to the backwash location to avoid it spraying water all over its current spot?
Thanks... I need help.