I'm not sure from your post where your seeing water shoot out , but here goes. If it is leaking between the body and the cap, it just may be a matter of tightening the cap. It's just like tightening a jar and there are only 2-3 threads. If it is leaking between the riser (part that pops up) and the top of the cap, it may be that the seal is bad or clogged with something. Or if you have a low pressure situation , there is not enough pressure to seal the turret when it pops up and water will flush out the sides untill there is sufficient pressure.