I've had this leak since last season. I telflon taped the threads really well on a closing plug and that kept it at bay. Now it's gotten worse and my closing plug isn't quite sealing it. Because it is the female threaded fitting that is cracked the plug doesn't really thread in properly.
Plumbers putty around the plug would take care of it quick and easily. Is that a wise idea or am I going to damage plastic or anything?
Thanks in advance, it's to the point where I'm losing inches a day and run the risk of a dry pump. Should I shut down the skimmer and just pull from the side drain that is 2-3 feet down to cut out risk of dry pump?
Maybe not a good idea. Putty tub says "DO NOT USE ON PLASTICS" in bold and caps. Use silicone sealant instead. If I could peel off silicone sealant and it's not permanent maybe that's a better idea?