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    In-floor cleaning system leak

    Our pool was leaking (confirmed with bucket test), had leak detector out and found a break in one zone of our in-floor cleaning system. Break is where pipes come into the pool by spa, under cool deck (we live in AZ).

    Our choices are one of these three: abandon the one infloor zone, complete infloor abandonment (use vacuum then), or repair it. Not taking the cost factor into account, I don't know which is better in the long term. Having great difficulty knowing how to make a decision. Anyone been through this or have any thoughts/ideas? Would be greatly appreciated. Pool is about 9 years old.
    20K gal, spa, pebble IG, Pentair cartridge, Jandy aqualink 1400, Paramount in-floor

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    May 2015
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: In-floor cleaning system leak

    Abandoning any part of your IFS means you will have to blow out the pipes and cap & seal them securely otherwise they will continue to be a leak risk or, worse, a warm, wet and dark environment perfect for some nasty anaerobic bacteria and mold to grow in.

    I think it really depends on what it might cost to repair the leaking pipe. Obviously some of your decking will have to be removed and replaced but, in the long run, it'll be hard to sell a house with a pool that has an inoperable IFS and pipes that leak.

    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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