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    Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    Hi - I am getting ready to pour the decking . The system was under pressure for a few months and thoroughly tested before we backfilled the trenches and put in gunite. I want to test it again before I pour concrete. The system was filled to 35 PSI but has a combintation of air and water. It held strong at 35 PSI for about 24 hours but then has moved up and down with changes in temperature. My concern is that it has never made its way back to 35 but is around 33 or 34. There are no visible signs of leaks or soil saturation. Should I be concerned ?

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    Re: Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    Normal. I had the same concerns, you are getting some pressure leak from a threaded plug at the skimmer or auto fill. If I am wrong then my PB and the City inspector are lying to me. Good with your concrete, hopefully they place it with the correct slump, our deck turned into a nightmare.
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    Re: Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    That is normal. You can test it again but it will probably just hold for 24 hours like it did before.
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    Re: Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    awesome... thanks for the replies !! I have enough stressors right now and don't need another

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    Re: Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by chitown_12 View Post
    awesome... thanks for the replies !! I have enough stressors right now and don't need another
    I'm hoping the joy and relaxation will add the years back that I'm losing over the stress of our build as well.

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    Re: Pool Pressure Testing Concerns

    Yep a nice summer in the pool will take care of all that ails you!
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