Hi all. Looking for a bit of help with plumbing troubleshooting with which I am not familiar.
The filter side fitting ("manifold" as I call it - the piece that fits directly into the filter head to which the pump hose connects) seems to be leaking. It drips down the fitting and onto the sand filter base itself. Pressure has s corresponding decrease from about 20 to 16ish. Pool level seems to be slowly dropping but not quickly and certainly manageable. Return jet sputters occasionally.
So, how to fix? I know short term I could try duct taping it, but I feel that would be difficult given the leak is seemingly on the face of where the fitting connects into the filter, on the hex threading, not on the lateral round part. Maybe caulking will do the trick?
If I had to replace the fitting itself, would I have to drain the entire pool (above ground pool and filter is lower than water level)?
Thanks for your help for a noob pool owner. The whole system is old and inherited in my new house, so it seems to slowly be falling apart.
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