My swimming pool pump is leaking at the shaft seal. I wonder how hard
it is to replace the seal. I am trying to avoid disconnecting the pump
to take it to a shop.
I know it is easy to open the pump body and expose the impeller. I
remember vaguely how somebody did it some ten years ago to replace a
worn out brass impeller. The pump is a brass unit.
Would the seal be normally on the inside of the pump, behind the
impeller? If so, how do you remove the impeller? Once the impeller
out, would it be a matter of just removing the old seal and sliding in
the new one tapping carefully? Any need for silicone grease or the
If my imagination/memory fails me, how is it done? Or is this
something better to be left to an expert?