The little pump that powers my polaris 360 had started leaking at the intake and output connections. I tried last night to replumb it. When I cut the PVC leading to it and started unscrewing both connections I noticed silicon caulk around them. I had a feeling I knew why they were there, now I know. After screwing in the new connections and hooking everthing back up, I turned on the pump and water squirts out around the connections(from the thread area). I used teflon tape so that won't work. Is there anyway to make this stop leaking short of dipping the threads in pvc glue/silcone caluk and screwing them in? I haven't tried pipe dope. The pump works fine so I don't want to replace it. But I can't use it it leaks so bad now. I've searched the forum and didn't find anything on this. Thanks for your help.