Sta-Rite pool pump cracked and leaking at tank body
July 21, 2022
Here’s something that I’ve unfortunately been seeing more and more of: Sta-Rite variable speed pumps leaking after they crack along the seal plate tank body 😢.
When your pump starts spraying water out of the stainless steel band and clamp around the pump, remove the band and look for a crack like this:
Obviously there is an issue with their (Pentair’s) mold. (Pentair is the parent compnay of Sta-Rite).
I see this three or four times a year since 2019. There are a TON of Sta-Rite pumps out there because it’s such an awesome pump. I suspect in most cases the filter hasn’t been cleaned often enough which increases back pressure throughout the system but regardless, the tank body should not be cracking.
You don’t need a whole new pump, you need the replacement part which is referred to as the “Tank Body”.
Mike the Poolman