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Thread: Leak problems

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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Niverville, NY

    Leak problems

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been plagued with a leak in my pool. We've been doing the bucket test and have determined that the leak needs to be somewhere in the plumbing based on these facts:
    • Leak is negligible when pump isn't running
    • No water is apparent near the filter or filter connections
    • Leak is not in the skimmer as it continues when vacuum hose is hooked up

    Since it seems to be in the plumbing, I'm not sure that I can do anything regarding a dye test.

    Any other ideas for troublshooting, or do I need to find a pool company? We just bought the house last year and don't know any companies in the area.

    25,000 Gal IG Vinyl, Hayward Star Clear II C-800 75 SqFt Cartridge Filter, 3/4 pump

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    May 2013
    Mexico, MO

    Re: Leak problems

    Assumption #1: Your plumbing is in the ground between the equipment pad and the pool, if you have several valves on your returns you can try to isolate which return is leaking. A pic of your pad might help us to help you a bit better.

    If you are able to isolate the problem to one line, that will reduce the amount of digging you'll have to do.

    Assumption #2: You have a concrete deck around your pool. If this is the case, we can only hope the leak is not under the concrete. If it is, your best option is to find a local plumber to repair/replace the leaking pipe.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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