Just looking for some opinions. I've pretty sure I have an air leak on the suction side of my pool pump. I've done as much as i can to determine where the leak is coming from and it appears as though it's underground. I'm trying to decide whether I should have a pool company come out to my home and do their own testing and repair the problem. Assuming it is an underground leak... i'm probably looking at hundreds if not well over a thousand bucks for the testing and repairs. I'm wondering if it's worth the while for a bunch of bubbles? Some factors that are making me lean towards leaving it for now:
- the piping is flexible pvc which from what i've read is not ideal
- the concrete around my pool is all shifted and cracked... the vinyl liner is getting old and probably will need to be changed soon... the pool equipment is located in an annoying spot in my yard
- short swimming season (2-3 months generally) and pool isn't heated
- finances are tight at the moment
Basically I'm gonna have some major expenses with the pool in the next few years I'm guessing. I'm thinking that rather then have someone come fix the possible leak now... i have the money and revamp everything at a later date. What's the worst with bubbles in the pump? I guess I'm aerating the water to a degree... driving up the ph... so I'll be having to manage the chemicals a bit more. I do have a very short swimming season being in Ontario and my water isn't heater either... so I don't get a whole lot of use out of it. Am i straining the pump any? Not sure what i should do... any opinions out there for me?