Where is the leak and how do I begin to fix it?


Apr 30, 2017
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
I just opened my pool Sunday, and began to SLAM yesterday. I just noticed there’s water coming out of the pump at the bottom. How do I even begin to figure out where the leak is coming from? It sounds like there’s water swishing around where the dial is (don’t remember if that was normal. Only second year I’ve had a pool), and I see a little bit of sand in the glass bulb.



Silver Supporter
Aug 28, 2012
Houston, TX
welcome apple

there's no way to even begin to answer you until you provide what kind of equipment it is you have...is that a pump or the base of a filtering system? thanks


Gold Supporter
May 16, 2010
Chapel Hill, NC
Looks like your filter is leaking at the drain plug. Make sure the rubber gasket is in the bottom of the screw-on cap and put plenty of silicone grease on it.

Water swishing suggests there is air in the top of the filter. Some sand in the sight glass is normal.