Over the weekend as I was cleaning out the skimmer, I noticed that my basket had been dislodged so much that it prevented water from entering the skimmer. Not really realizing what that affected, I went ahead and contiued with my "pool service". When i got to cleaning the area before the pump (i don't know what it's called), I removed the cover and noticed the basked was totally warped and bent out of shape. I went to Leslie's to buy a new basket. After describing what had happened with the skimmer basket, they adivsed the the pump had overheated so much so that it warped the basket. They also said that if it overheated that much, there may be damage to the pump. After replacing the basket, I turned the pump and noticed there is now a leak coming from the intake area of the pump on the outside. Even with the leak, pressure came up and water was flowing. All seemed well with the exception of the leak. I tried to tighted the the nut on the intake valve to no avail.
This morning, I turned on the pump and notice that it is not pumping any water at all.
Why would it have worked fine yesterday, but not this morning? Is there anything in the pump that I can check out?
Any ideas on the leak from the intake valve?
Thanks for your help!!