Hello all, just came back from vacation last night and first thing I checked is my pool. Checked my easy touch panel and my feet got wet? Had to get a flashlight and found out my booster pump is leaking from the shaft behind the plumbed volute? Leak has some rust color in it?
Should I try to fix it with a kit? I did see the youtube diy video but I hate to go through it and thinking bearings may have been damaged already from the rust color? The pump did make a lot of noise before, is that a symptom of bad bearings?
Or buy a new pump? If I buy a new pump can I leave the plumbed volute there and remove the old pump and replace it with a new pump? Do you see it being a problem down the road? Thank you!