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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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My watkins silentflo 5000 pumps leaks. There is a hole where

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My watkins silentflo 5000 pumps leaks. There is a hole where the water comes from. My son in law says the pumps needs to be replaced due to this means there is a pumping problem. It is an overflow to prevent other problems if there is a pump problem. Sounds good. Just checking before ordering pump.
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: I took the pump off due to leaking a month ago. just now getting around to replacing. It leaked for maybe 2 weeks before taking it off. It does cause a noticeable loss of water that had never happened before.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
It is best to replace the pump.
It is the best way of a sure fix.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
It is possible it could be repaired but that should be done professionally
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
In the case of repairing it you would have to deal with down time and parts and labor could make it not cost effective to repair
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
A new pump is usually the best route to go .
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
http://www.backyardplus.com/proddetail.php?prod=74427
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
This site has some good information.

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