Hoping someone could please help me. First off, I have been away from the board due to a serious tragedy in my life. I just don't want anyone thinking I'm just using the board without participating without a reason. I desperately need help now though.
My pool is losing water when the pump runs...and I mean serious amounts of water. We have had leaks in the lines upon opening two seperate years, one on each of the returns. There is no air being returned to the pool now. I have cleaned and replaced the gasket on my pump. I can not pinpoint the leak, but my best guess is that the water is being lost at the pump. Could anyone help me to locate and repair this issue as soon as possible. Is it possible/likely that the pump could be cracked somewhere at the bottom? The top and sides of the pump are remaining dry, the floor is getting wet, but as it's an old wooden floor in an old shed I can't tell exactly where it's coming from.
I just need help, I've managed to get the algae problem semi into control, the water is now pretty clear and I can finally see bottom. But with this leak issue I can't leave my pump running for long periods or it runs dry and I have to refill the pool. I am at the hospital pretty much all day,have no time, and so can only run the pump for a short bit before bed or before I head back in the morning. I'm rambling on, but I guess I'm hoping someone can empathize with my situation and help me out on my limited time budget. Let me know if you need more info to help me here.