I have been lurking around for quite some time and finally signed up. First and foremost, I appreciate all the awesome knowledge to be had on this forum! My wife and I moved into our new house last fall. This was my first time opening an IG pool but it went pretty well after learning the basics here. It was a dark swamp and in 5 days I had it cleared up following the SLAM method.
Now I found yesterday I am losing about 300 GPD. I have tried dye checking around the returns, skimmer, light, steps, etc. Nothing detected. I have noticed that the screws that hold the returns on were loose in some places and there is a slight gap behind the "flange" if that makes any sense? I do not know if this could be a leak path or not as I am a bit of a newb.
I do have a solar cover on it and the temps have been in the 50's, I doubt it is evaporation for about an inch of loss...
I had the returns and skimmer plugged overnight, I still lost about the same amount. My next step I plan on doing is getting the pump fired back up and running it for 24 hrs to see if water loss rate changes at all. Maybe it is a stretch, but I was thinking possibly a suction side leak in the piping could actually slow the loss if the pump were running the whole time.
My liner does not look too good, quite a few wrinkles here and there. She is past her prime for sure.
Long story long, does anyone have any suggestions for a reputable pool contractor in Seacoast area NH? Also, what should I expect to pay for various services? We hadnt really planned on having to do the liner..and we may not, I just dont know yet. But what would an average replacement liner cost to have installed for my 16x32?
Thanks in advance or any input!