Inherited the pool 3 years ago with the house...
Upon start up this year, noticed I have a small leak (maybe 6-10 drops per minute) from the sealant on my filter tank outlet.
I have no idea what any of these parts are called, or what this stuff/substance/sealant is called, I know it feels like gum or putty or calk. But it's definitely leaking, I think from multiple spots. (I actually think it started last summer, a little slower...seems like I noticed it then).
I've attached pics since I have no idea what to call the parts, substance, or how to accurately describe it. I can post more pics if desired, was limited to 2 b/c of the size but I can post more if that would be helpful.
My questions are:
1. How to do I fix it? Is this something I can just put on another layer? Or do I have to take that joint all apart and reapply stuff?
2. If I have to get more of that putty/gum/calk substance, what the heck is it and where do I get it?
3. I do have a little bit of tiny bubbles coming out the return (I can actually hear it more than I can see them). Can they be caused by this? Or must I have a leak on the other side (suction side?) of the plumbing...maybe even from a similar joint on that side?