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    Need Help ASAP!!!!

    We had someone turn on our pumps today....a pipe broke lose from one of the pumps and is shooting water out while draining the pool. How do we stop this?

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    18 x 38 gunite, 39-7 deep, 8 x 12 tanning ledge with 8 deep water, umbrella sleeve, 2 LED bubblers.
    2 Pentair LED lights, 16 long fiberglass hill slide and jump rock. Sand dune pavers/coping. TF-100. My build: Georgia Pool Build.... No Longer O/B :))

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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Looks like a threaded connection.

    Turn the pump off. If threaded re tighten. If glued then you need to dry and re-bond the PVC.
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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Turn the pump off right away. Then in the daylight you can get those guys to repair their work!

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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Open the panel, and cut all the breakers.
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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Thank you all! We cut the breakers off and it worked. We thought the noise we heard was the rain. Thank goodness my husband checked before bed.
    18 x 38 gunite, 39-7 deep, 8 x 12 tanning ledge with 8 deep water, umbrella sleeve, 2 LED bubblers.
    2 Pentair LED lights, 16 long fiberglass hill slide and jump rock. Sand dune pavers/coping. TF-100. My build: Georgia Pool Build.... No Longer O/B :))

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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Sheree, you and your family are going to have quite the tale to tell one day.. "Remember when our pool was being built...." LOL

    Good Luck!
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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    What I want to know is how your picture is so clear??? I KNOW your hands were shaking and heart beating out of your chest when you saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    That is actually a bonus water feature called "The Party Fountain". I hear kids and dogs love them. We thought about installing one but opted for a simple bubbler.

    In all seriousness, glad your husband checked and you got it shut down. It must have mudded the yard pretty good up as well. Keep repeating to yourself, nothing good ever comes easy...


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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bdrex28 View Post
    Sheree, you and your family are going to have quite the tale to tell one day.. "Remember when our pool was being built...." LOL

    Good Luck!
    Right, Brian!! I did chuckle about it today....we sat in the living room thinking that it was raining for almost an hour while right outside the window our pool water was being shot 12 feet into the air (in our defense it was suppose to storm). It's a shame we didn't realize what was happening before the water drained down to the top of the light niche. And we thought the water bill would be expensive before!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    What I want to know is how your picture is so clear??? I KNOW your hands were shaking and heart beating out of your chest when you saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!



    YES!! The second I saw it I was like OMG I need to get this posted on TFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by platipus View Post
    That is actually a bonus water feature called "The Party Fountain". I hear kids and dogs love them. We thought about installing one but opted for a simple bubbler.

    In all seriousness, glad your husband checked and you got it shut down. It must have mudded the yard pretty good up as well. Keep repeating to yourself, nothing good ever comes easy...


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    at opting for the simple bubbler!!!
    18 x 38 gunite, 39-7 deep, 8 x 12 tanning ledge with 8 deep water, umbrella sleeve, 2 LED bubblers.
    2 Pentair LED lights, 16 long fiberglass hill slide and jump rock. Sand dune pavers/coping. TF-100. My build: Georgia Pool Build.... No Longer O/B :))

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    Re: Need Help ASAP!!!!

    Im sorry about your water loss, and also sorry because I couldnt help but laugh a bit when I saw the pic. The good news is it's an easy fix.
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