I have a Splash brand Omega 20 round pool that came with the house we purchased.
as I live in North Dakota I went head this weekend and winterized and closed the pool.
While removing the various lines running to the pool, the lower "ball valve" as I believe it is called appears to have a slight drip. I thought nothing too much of it as I plugged it on the water side with a winterization plug and figured maybe some residual water left in there would drip out but it kept on coming.
I then closed the value by moving the handle and it stopped for a bit, but then it seemed to start again and when I went ahead and moved the handle to the open position some water came out, about say a dixie cups worth.
My question is this, when the previous owner stopped by to pick up some mail we discussed the pool a bit and his previous winterization method and I got the impression that he may have just left the valve connected to the line and may have just shut the valve handle.
I am wondering if with the winter water expansion may have damaged the valve since it won't fully close, hence the water coming through.
Short of buying a new valve and installing it, which I am not sure if that is possible with water in the pool, I went ahead and reconnected the hose line that ran to it previously and ran it "up" along the pool and secured it. I am figuring that the pressure difference with it up in the air, plus with the amount of water coming out should cause it to be okay for the winter till I can look more into the issue since I also have a winterization plug on the water side as well.