New to the forum and looking for some help. I have a Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Single Speed (SP2615X20) which recently started leaking from the bottom. I previously had a Hayward DE Filter (I think Hayward Micro Clear D.E. / DE2400) which had issue with the clamp and since most of the parts are discontinued I chose to buy a DE7220.
For a week I ran the SP2615X20 on recirculate with no issues while I waited on the new tank. Once I plugged in the DE7220 the pump starts to leak from the bottom. I read here that most of the time it is a shaft seal issue, so I bought a GOKIT and replaced the Housing O-ring/Gasket, Diffuser O-ring/Gasket and the Pump Seal/Shaft Seal on the pump. Once I reconnected the pump it is leaking again.
I plan on taking the pump to a pump company tomorrow to have them check the pump for other issues, but I was wondering if anyone in the forum here has any other issues I should be looking at?
- Was I suppose to do anything to the filter after installation? I verified that the filter accepts and returns water correctly and it filled all the way until it released all air?
- Is the pump too strong the filter? My pool is 20x40 with approx. ~42K Gallons of water, a SP2615X20 with 2" inlet/outlet, multiport valve. I was suppose to get a DE4820/DE6020 so I decided to go big and get a DE7220.
Any help is appreciated, just wondering if I missed a step when installing the new filter or its just unfortunate timing.