I am new here....Hello everyone!!!
I did a search and could not find immediately this issue/solution. We moved into this house in August and I have been re-educating myself on pool maintenance. The pool is Hayward equipment, salt water. It has the MDC5025 filter. I noticed that it started leaking at the drain plug (1st one-original) and replaced it. The replacement (#2) leaked again, I think that I actually over-tightened it. There were some issues that I found because it was losing pressure and the repair guy said that I had a cracked basket in the motor unit (replaced that) so the area behind that had a huge clump of leaves, etc clogging it. So, with the culprit removed the pool pressure returned to normal and then the 2nd drain plug broke and I replaced it. Now my third one is leaking also. There are no issues with the pressure that I am aware of....except now the filter housing clamp appears to have leaks. No one has touched that part of the equipment. Would this cause new pressure issues that would cause my drain plug to blow? It's hard to explain where these plastic drain plugs keep breaking, but it is really odd. Anyone know how to approach this problem and fix it?
The repair guy told me that I am going to have to pull it apart and clean the filters soon....in reality, I am afraid to since I have a knack for breaking stuff. But I know that it does need to be done.