Our pipe is leaking where it is joined to the fitting at the pump - see pic. The pump is only a few years old. There is pipe dope or what looks like pipe dope around the black fitting where there is a constant drip. Here is our question (we are somewhat new pool owners but learning a lot!). I have read that we need to disconnect the pipe from that fitting. Do we break the seal where the pipe is joined with the sealant around the pipe in order to back out the end of the pipe from the fitting? Do we then remove the pipe dope and then use Teflon tape?
Just trying to determine the correct way to remove this pipe from the fitting connected to the pump.
30,000 gallon pool
HP Superflo Pump with 244T Hayward Sand Filter 24