Pump Leak

JVTrain

TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
5,080
Central Minnesota
#2
Looks like a basic pump seal failure. You could try snugging up those 4 mounting bolts a little to see if they loosened at all. Otherwise, look for a seal kit for your pump model and replace.
 

ckk81

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 1, 2015
235
Kalamazoo MI
#3
Looks like a basic pump seal failure. You could try snugging up those 4 mounting bolts a little to see if they loosened at all. Otherwise, look for a seal kit for your pump model and replace.

Thanks. I'll give the bolts a try. Any tips for identifying my pump if I need a seal kit? (I think I have a Hayward Super Pump.)

Is a salt specific kit like this worth it?
Saltwater Tune Up Kit Hayward Super Pump - GOKIT3SALT
Saltwater Tune Up Kit Hayward Super Pump - GOKIT3SALT - INYOPools.com
 

JVTrain

TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
5,080
Central Minnesota
#5
Thanks for responding SW... I thought I had...

I don't have direct experience with a salt water kit being necessary. The website says that salt water can be more aggressive to rubber seals but at the relatively low salt concentration of pools, I'm not sure I buy it. For a pool situation, pH and proper chlorine use would have more effect on a seals durability than salt, imho.
 

ckk81

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 1, 2015
235
Kalamazoo MI
#6
Thanks for responding SW... I thought I had...

I don't have direct experience with a salt water kit being necessary. The website says that salt water can be more aggressive to rubber seals but at the relatively low salt concentration of pools, I'm not sure I buy it. For a pool situation, pH and proper chlorine use would have more effect on a seals durability than salt, imho.
I had a similar thought and went with the "regular" seal kit. If I decide to switch to Dead Sea levels of salt I'll reconsider.
 

CajunGuy

Well-known member
Apr 6, 2016
304
Louisiana
#7
Seal plate gasket/o-ring or shaft seal would be my guess. Either way you will need to take those 4 bolts out (if tightening them up a little doesn't work) and inspect the gasket around the seal plate and the shaft seal. One or both may be bad.