1) There is a line that comes off of the pump, splits into two lines with a valve on each side, then they both go into the ground. I assume they are the feed lines for the two drains on the bottom of the pool, but not sure. Anyway, they are leaking about 6 inches above the ground. It appears that they are PVC pipes with a plastic gasket connection of some sort and a screw on plastic cover (kinda like a mason jar cover that goes around the top of the seal). Is there a reason those aren't just cemented PVC pipe? I assume they are leaking because the gaskets are old, so is that something I can easily repair? Or is is possible to just use PVC cement and seal them up?
2) Second, my sand filter had the small drain hole removed at the bottom by the person who closed the pool. When I put it back in and turn on the pumps there is leak from that hole. It looks like it was caulked or had some other sealer put on there in the past. Can I just caulk it with a kitchen/bath caulk to patch the little hole where the screw in drain plug doesn't fit?
Any thoughts appreciated!