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    Calcium build up on pump exterior

    I noticed last night that there is a significant what I assume to be calcium buildup on the outside of my pump. Is this a sign that I am losing water through my pump, and also what is this saying about my chemistry? I don't know how long this has been going on, but I am thinking it's a sign that I need to attend to one or more things in the very near future.

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    Re: Calcium build up on pump exterior

    Sounds like one of the seals is leaking a little and once the water evaporates, it leaves behind the residue.

    You should be able to buy a "go-kit" and get all the seals/o-rings. May want to open the pump up and see where the leak is occurring first.

    Add a picture showing where the build-up is.
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    Re: Calcium build up on pump exterior

    It might be water dripping onto the pump from a leak above the pump.

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    Re: Calcium build up on pump exterior

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to this. I have been laid up with the flu. Man did that knock me out!

    Here's a cell phone pic of what's going on. You can see the calcium that I knocked off the pump on the floor. Think it's time to rebuild the pump? I will have to look again, but I do not think there is anything above the pump to leak down on it.



    Thanks for the help.
    18,000 Gallon Plaster IG Kidney w/ 400 Gallon Spa.
    Tagelus Sand Filter w/ Jandy Series One Gas Furnace.
    Emerson 1081 Pump, 1.0 HP 1.65 SF @ 3450 RPM.

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