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    I might have a leak

    Last night at six o'clock I put a mark the height of the water level on my skimmer face plat this morning at seven o'clock I noticed the water level is about a half inch lower in my 18 x36 inground pool. The filter was not running at night any ideas thanks

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    Re: I might have a leak

    You need to perform a bucket test to determine if it is evaporation versus leak.

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    Re: I might have a leak

    Sorry I did the bucket test and it's not evaporation

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    Re: I might have a leak

    Tell us a little bit about your pool? Is it vinyl, fiberglass or cement? Do you have any idea where it might have a leak from? Check around the pump and filter while its running and see if its wet? Look for any odd wet spots near the pool that might lead you to suspect a pipe underground is leaking. Look for any damage to the surface of the pool that can be quite small yet water leaks from.
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    Re: I might have a leak

    My pool is a vinyl liner pool with brick pagers around it there is no leaks around the filter area

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    Re: I might have a leak

    just had an extension of a prior leak rexamined and the rip had spread

    probably happened when i lowered my water to get CYA out.
    Pool Type: In Ground, Liner. Shape: Free form/kidney
    Size: 32,000 gallons
    Filter/Pump: Brand new (2016) DE Hayward 4820 / Brand new (2016) Pentair VST 2
    Heater: Yes (older)
    Location: NJ. No tree/leaves overhead. Limited shrubs near/over waterfall feature

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    Re: I might have a leak

    Then you're just going to have to put on some goggles and dive in to inspect the liner. If you find questionable areas that you think might be damaged and leaking use a little food dye to determine if the area "sucks in" the dye. Does that make sense?
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    Re: I might have a leak

    Yes thanks I ordered a leak detection kit with a syringe from amazon wish me luck

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    Re: I might have a leak

    You've got positive ohms comin' atcha!

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    Re: I might have a leak

    Awsome where we mite be neighbors

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    Re: I might have a leak

    A update I had a diver check out my pool he found one tiny hole in the deep end and patched it. But it still leaks the same he had me plug all the returns and skimmers and take off my pump basket lid and over nite it leaked about half as much any ideas I'm confused thanks

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    Re: I might have a leak

    On a side note I had a enersol solar heating system install done this spring and a swg they both work great but when the solar heat is on bubbles come out of the returns when it's off no bubbles out of the returns thanks

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    Re: I might have a leak

    my leak guy is coming back friday b/c I am losing about the width of a piece of scotch tape over 24-36 hours. already have ugly patches in 3 places (even though it is the same as my liner, it is not faded, so it shows up more prominently).

    He had me perform a test w/ pumps off as well, but it was so hard to really measure accurately if there was a difference. any difference could be accounted for in evaporation in one day vs the next.
    Pool Type: In Ground, Liner. Shape: Free form/kidney
    Size: 32,000 gallons
    Filter/Pump: Brand new (2016) DE Hayward 4820 / Brand new (2016) Pentair VST 2
    Heater: Yes (older)
    Location: NJ. No tree/leaves overhead. Limited shrubs near/over waterfall feature

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