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    New Pump or can it be fixed?

    So, the pump is leaking from the main seal ... and I am pretty sure it is an old pump - not actually sure of the age but over 7 years. Can you replace the main seal? Or is it just a new pump?

    We have a 3/4 sta-rite now and it seems to blow water hard into the pool ... so no problems with flow or performance. Would you just make do until it starts leaking really bad?

    We would like to replace the pool in the future - in 2-5 years
    SwimNPlay AG 15x33 oval 48" high 12k gallons - Used pool set up July 2013
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    I am not sure what you mean by "main seal" ... shaft seal? or large pump o-ring? ... regardless, they are all replaceable.
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    I am guessing the shaft seal? Water drops are being flung up by the spinning ... I don't think that is supposed to happen LOL

    I'll have to see if I can find the model #
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    Post a picture of where the water is coming out ... usually a shaft seal just ends up with water dripping into the motor ... not flying around.
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    The first picture is where it is leaking - the second picture is what is doing the flinging ... I think =)

    It's a pretty steady drip when the pump is running.
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    Hayward sand filter, Sta-Rite 3/4 HP pump
    Kleen Machine Robot, TF-100 test kit
    Central NC

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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    That is probably the shaft seal ... none of the newer pumps are that open allowing the water to fly.
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    I'm looking for parts now ... and the thing that is flinging the water is called a "slinger" ... haha! I guess it is slinging!
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    Re: New Pump or can it be fixed?

    That thing is there to do just that, preventing water from a leak entering the motor and doing more damage there.

    The pump - motor connection has to be open at that point to allow the slinger to throw water outwards.

    However an open spinning shaft is non considered "safe" because something can be caught on it (long hair, neck tie etc) and cause an injury, at least in theory.
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