Hi everyone. We got our pump new last August. Hayward "Voyager Swim Pro" or I think is a Power-Flo Matrix. This spring it is leaking out the bottom of the pump pretty good. Seem to be where the motor connects to the basket part. Noticed it a bit yesterday while I was vac/backwashing but really increased today as I was vac/backwashing again. Now it appears to be leaking even on the low speed.
Once yesterday while I was cleaning I did let the pressure go up to 20-21 from beginning pressure of 15. The outflow was pretty poor from the return so I backwashed. Well since then the leaking has gotten worse. Did that one time of increased pressure cause this?
Is this just a shaft seal and or housing O ring issue? I'm a bit surprised that we're having this problem already with such a new pump. Any thoughts?