I'm no pool genius and am hoping to get a little advice on a problem that's cropped up with my filtration system.
I have a Hayward sand filter that has recently developed a leak in the drain cap area. The water is shooting out a foot or so whenever the pump is on so there's some pressure in there for sure!
Also, the chlorinator is spraying water from the top, near the threads I believe. Also, water under pressure that sprays a few inches rather than drips. There are a few partially dissolved chlorine tables in the chlorinator and upon starting the pump after sitting for a bit, the chlorine gas smell in the vicinity is very strong.
I've tried backwashing with no change in these symptoms. The pump itself seems to work fine as far as I can tell. Things had been running fine for a month or so and I've not noticed any other issues.
Anyone have some tips as to how I might troubleshoot this problem?