Pool Pump Leaking (pics added)


Aug 23, 2010
Queen Creek, AZ
Being a pool newb for a year I noticed some leaking at the base of my pool pump :( over the weekend. Nothing noticeable on top reseated filter lid seems to be leaking from the lower end. I will post pics tonight when I get home. Looking for any help on what could be leaking.

Thx in advance


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
Re: Pool Pump Leaking

That might be something as simple as getting the strainer basket lid on correctly. Or it might be something more serious like a failing shaft seal. See if you can narrow down exactly where the water is coming from.


TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
South Central NJ
Re: Pool Pump Leaking

See if the pump plug is loose. If not, stop in a pool store and pick up a new pump plug. Might cost you $2.


BTW, it's a 9/16" socket or wrench. Don't over tighter.

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