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    Leak in cold, murky pool

    Hi folks. I'm looking for advice on how to find a leak in a murky winter pool. We're pretty sure the leak is on the bottom of the vinyl floor, since we already have multiple patched rips in the aging liner, and don't see any especially wet spots around the pool or filter. Our problem is that the water is so murky that there is zero visibility, and it's also too cold to spend hours swimming around feeling for rips or displaced patches.

    This is a really fast leak- we lost a foot of water overnight. Right now our well is holding out, but based on prior experience, it will take a couple of weeks to SLAM and clear the cloudiness.

    Any ideas on how to approach this problem?
    2008, 22,700g, vinyl, IG, SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD.

    (More info to come when I figure it all out).

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    Re: Leak in cold, murky pool

    Well, this probably isn't what you want to hear, but my fix would be (and ours was, last fall) a new liner.

    Trying to demurkify a pool leaking that fast is probably both a futile effort and a money pit with a trap door at the bottom...

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    Re: Leak in cold, murky pool

    I agree. If that liner has as much battle scars as you (Eastern) indicate, trying to fix it at this point might be futile. The only other thing .... is there a main drain? If so, close it off if possible to see if that helps. If it doesn't apply ..... it might be time for a replacement.
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    Re: Leak in cold, murky pool

    Ugh. I was afraid that's what would be suggested.

    We're looking at about a few thousand dollars for a 23,000 gallon kidney shaped liner, correct?
    2008, 22,700g, vinyl, IG, SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD.

    (More info to come when I figure it all out).

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