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    Need help locating pool supply line

    I have a gunite pool from the 70's. Removed the coping and I am going to replace. Thought I'd replace the old supply lines too. Problem is that I dug down behind one of the supply jets and I can't find a thing. The gunite wall is about a foot thick. Did they bury the supply lines in the gunite?

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    Re: Need help locating pool supply line

    Could be.........BUT it has to come out to go to the equipment pad somewhere. How far down did you dig? How far out?

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    Re: Need help locating pool supply line

    I think what you are talking about are the returns. Check this out for information Pool School - Pool Circulation System

    It is entirely possible that the return line is embedded in the gunite and may only have a single pipe running from the pool to the equipment pad.

    Is there a reason you want to replace it?
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    Re: Need help locating pool supply line

    Thanks for the replies. Sorry I was away for Christmas break.

    Dug further and found it. Problem is I cracked the elbow while digging. Now broken. Ugh. Any ideas on how to fix? Pipe is buried in both side so moving the pipe would be difficult. Some of it is buried in concrete type material. Can a patch be put over the crack in the elbow?

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    Re: Need help locating pool supply line

    Can a patch be put over the crack in the elbow?
    Abrupt answer is "No". You'll have to dig it up and replace that elbow, I think.
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    Re: Need help locating pool supply line

    First I want to reiterate what Dave said above, you can't patch an elbow. You will probably have to be a bit creative and replace the elbow.

    If you can post a clear picture of the cracked elbow we can give you some advice. Also post a picture of the whole pool and the whole equipment pad.
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