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    Stubborn leak advice

    Hey friends. I have a very stubborn leak that nobody has had the luck in finding it yet. We just had our local pool builder company come out and inspect. They went all over the pool tested each previous patch location with dye, checked each overlapped section with dye.

    So far we have replaced all plumbing to hard pvc (thanks cowboy casey!), replaced all return jet connections. We can feel no soft spots on the bottom of the pool. I found and fixed one, so know what to look for on that.

    We can see no pooling water around the edge of the pool. We do have little palm sized landscaping rock around the edge of the pool which can be seen here, thinking about digging all of that away from the pool.


    We also cannot see under the small section of deck that is used as the step up to the pool.

    Can anyone offer any further advice on what to do? I finally have my pool crystal clear and can't enjoy it because we lose about an inch of water over 24 hrs. Please help!

    27' above ground, 17500 gallons, Cartridge filter Hayward SW1000z4, A.O. Smith Pump SP1515Z1BC 70 GPM, Test kit Taylor TF-100
    Murfreesboro, TN

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    Re: Stubborn leak advice

    Does it stop leaking when the pump isn't running?
    Does it stop at a certain spot?
    Have you done a bucket test?
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    Re: Stubborn leak advice

    Have done the bucket test. Definitely identified that it is leaking.

    It does not leak any more or less when pump is running and no visible water around the pump area when running.

    27' above ground, 17500 gallons, Cartridge filter Hayward SW1000z4, A.O. Smith Pump SP1515Z1BC 70 GPM, Test kit Taylor TF-100
    Murfreesboro, TN

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    Re: Stubborn leak advice

    Also I have only let it drain down to 4-5 inches below the skimmer, and it just got too filthy to let it keep going so I topped off again to get filtration going.

    27' above ground, 17500 gallons, Cartridge filter Hayward SW1000z4, A.O. Smith Pump SP1515Z1BC 70 GPM, Test kit Taylor TF-100
    Murfreesboro, TN

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    Re: Stubborn leak advice

    snorkle and mask time! if your liner is a light color you may be able to see something and you can do the dye test yourself with food coloring or there is comercial product as well.

    where I am I can lose an inch or more per day in May and June just from evaporation, not sure about your situation
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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