Before I call a repair person, I like to have an idea about what something costs to repair. Being a woman, I just want to make sure the repair person does not take advantage of me because they "think" I know nothing about the pool! Truth is, I'm the only one in my house that knows anything about the pool.
I had to drain a couple of inches off the pool due to rains. After I drained, I did a quick backwash and rinse, and then put it back on filter. Water was still coming from the backwash hose when the port was on "filter". Of course, I always turn the pump off before changing the position on the valve. So I turned the pump back off, turned the valve to the "waste" position, then moved it back to "filter", making sure it was all the way in the right place (sometimes it seems hard to get it in the correct position before lowering the handle). Now it is not leaking at all.
Should I go ahead and have a repair person come out and check it? I know many of you say it's easy to check and possibly replace the gasket myself, but I am not terribly handy and don't have much in the way of tools. Can I just open the top of the valve and look at it and tell anything about it?
If I do call someone to repair, I want to make sure they don't suggest replacing the gasket or the entire valve unnecessarily (sorry, don't have a lot of trust in repair people). How much should I expect to pay for a gasket replacement or a multiport valve replacement? By the way, my pump has only been in service a little over 2 years, is it reasonable to expect the gasket or valve to go bad that quickly?