All swimming pool and spa filtration systems, involve the use of several pieces of equipment. One of the most important being your spa or swimming pool filter pump. A mechanical shaft seal is one of the key components in the design of these pumps. The job of a mechanical seal is the prevention of water leaks along the pump's motor shaft.
Damage to the seals of pool and spa pumps, takes place because of overheating, vibration, and a sudden change in water pressure. There are some cases where dirt get trapped between the faces of the seal. This can cause damage to the seal as well which results in a leak. Once you develop a leak on you pump, it will only get worst; thus, the shaft seal has to be replace.
Steps to successfully replacing your
Before the repairs to any swimming pool pump can begin, you have to gather the necessary tools and replacement parts needed to complete the job. Tools and resources needed include:
A pair of pliers.
A good ratchet set.
A small impeller wrench.
A rubber hammer or mall.
A set of flat screw drivers.
Some emery cloth sand paper.
A new mechanical shaft seal assembly. Ensure that you have the correct seal model for your pump model. You can do this by checking your owner's manual or supplier of your pool pump.
A replacement gasket for the pump housing.
Anti-seize. For coating the threads of the motor shaft.