Hi guys, so I am a new pool owner and have noticed slight leaking before around my pool, but now it's becoming more prominent and not sure where to go from here...
1. There is a leak somewhere in my pump or motor, I know because there's water around it after a few hours of the pump on. I think it's a leak at the shaft seal? The pump is a Pentair Hydropump single-speed 1HP and a Century Centurion switchless motor.
2. There is a leak somewhere above my return line. There is a platform above the return line and after the pump runs, water will slowly rise and there's a wet area (pictures). Also, by the end of the night, when I turn on the pool light, I can see bubbles all along the pool floor. If it matters I'm unsure the exact type of pool I have (the pool store thinks its vinyl).
I would appreciate your suggestions on what I should do. Will there be harsh consequences if I ignore these leaks for the rest of this summer season? If anyone has any knowledge about my pump, if its pretty old, would I be better off purchasing a new pump vs fixing the leak? Weather's been in the high 80-90s so I really don't want to stop using the pump and wasting all the work I did to slam the pool