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Thread: Leak and aging surface - related or unrelated?

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    Jul 2016
    Boca Raton, FL

    Leak and aging surface - related or unrelated?

    We just bought a new home with our first pool and the pool is quite old.

    The pool has a leak in it and is losing about 1-2" per day.

    The pool material is Diamond Brite and needs to be resurfaced.

    Before we bought the home a leak fixing company came by and replaced the skimmer and filled a leak by the skimmer. But it seems that they missed other leaks in the pool.

    My question is are the leak and the aging pool surface related or unrelated? Should I get the pool leak fixed first, and then the pool resurfaced, or should I hire one company to do both resurfacing the pool and fixing the leaks?

    Thanks for any advice.
    12,500 cubic foot pool
    in ground
    gunnite / Diamond Brite
    About 30 years old?
    Pool from City water

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Leak and aging surface - related or unrelated?

    Welcome to the forum.

    Unrelated. Even with worn plaster, the pool body is fairly waterproof.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Leak and aging surface - related or unrelated?

    Welcome to TFP!

    I would work on the leak first.
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