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    911 911! Help!

    So as some of you know we just bought a house with a pretty messed up pool...

    I came out from lunch to see this, and I can't get the water to stop!


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    Re: 911 911! Help!

    I'd cut the breaker and if too close where I'd get soaked the main to the house.
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    Re: 911 911! Help!

    Breaker is off, water has stopped now. What can I do to remedy this? Can I dry off the pipes, prime and glue? I've literally had this pool for just over 2 weeks so I'm totally clueless.

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    Re: 911 911! Help!

    So it appears it broke or slipped-off where the pipe leaves the pump right? Hard to tell from the pic, but not so sure you can just dry-off what came apart, sand it smooth a little, then try to simply glue it back. You can always try I suppose. The worse thing to happen is it doesn't hold and you replace those parts anyways. Looks like you would need to get a new 90 degree elbow, a little straight pipe, and probably a threaded union or two (along with proper PVC glue) to put it all back together. Not the worst thing to happen, just takes a little time and measuring if you do replace the piping. Thank goodness you caught it though. Woo!
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    Re: 911 911! Help!

    Ditto. I would replace the male on the discharge side of the pump, a new elbow, then a coupling to the horizontal piping.

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    Re: 911 911! Help!

    That would make me question the integrity of all the other joints as well.
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