I have been benefiting from this great site for some time now and this is the first time I've needed to register and post. So, up front, thank you.
I have a number of issues with my pool that I'm working through as I find the time and motivation--which are often absorbed by other demands. It has really gone downhill since I had to discontinue my pool service back in 2010 when I finally realized the recession had caught up with me.
I don't have test results to report today because the pool is green and red and I like to beat that back to a milky white or gray before I start sticking my hands in there. Not sure that's warranted, but there it is. The pool has been green for about a year and a half I'd say, maybe two years. Using the guidance here I have beaten it back to being mostly clear and sparkling, but not quite clear of algae, on a few occasions, but never quite to swimmability. I tried to hire someone to get it back in shape but they wanted to acid wash it, and I don't think the finish can take another (second to date) acid washing, so I'd rather just get it clean and then turn it over to someone. Anyway, I could be wrong but I don't think test results are relevant to this question.
I have known for some time that my pool pump was leaking water somewhere. I previously thought it was at the seal. However, I noticed today that there was a fairly significant flow of water dribbling from behind the sleeve on the output pipe at the top of the pump.
Any suggestions on how I'd further diagnose and correct the issue?