Drip leak where pump output goes into filter


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May 13, 2018
Henderson, NV
I have a leak that’s about 1 drop per second right where the pipe from the pump connect to my filter. I’ve not worked with plumbing before, is this a DIY repair or should I call someone? If call, do you recommend calling pool repair or a plumber?



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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
Mostly hand tight and maybe a little bit more. Don't overdo it
Yes !! It took me 5 years of reassembling my equipment each spring to realize that my ‘hand right’ was equal to the PB’s ‘hand tight plus 1/8th turn’. I made many drips that needed redoing in the meantime. Once I stopped overthinking it I was fine. A little under is fine and if it drips you can tighten it just a hair more. If you go too far it will start dripping more as you tighten too much. If you put it together and it doesn’t drip, walk away slowly. :)


TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011

This part screws into the filter. The leak is probably at the O-ring.
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