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    Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Hi, Today the fence guys broke a water line (we think it is the skimmer line but not sure). We plugged the skimmer holes but each time we remove the water from the hole, more water pours in and we can't repair the line. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with this issue? We just bought this home 3 days ago and we know nothing about pools. Help is much appreciated!

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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Welcome to TFP!

    There should be a valve at the equipment pad that you can close that will stop the water from from draining back to the pool.
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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP! There should be a valve at the equipment pad that you can close that will stop the water from from draining back to the pool.
    Thanks for the response. We cut all the valves off to the lines. Is there a shut off valve to the pump or filter? We have turned the pump off. How many gallons of water do you think is on 75 feet of line? The hole they dug to get to pipe keeps filling with water....

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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    The plumbing might be acting as a siphon, if you open the strainer lid on the pump and let air in you could break the siphon and stop the water flow. Without knowing more details of your setup we are guessing though.
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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Or you might have to wait for the filter to drain too.
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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Assuming it is the skimmer line, then I suggest you either plug the skimmer(s), or drain the water in your pool below the skimmer(s). In my mind it seems like the water in your pool will just keep filling the hole, where the broken pipe is, because it is lower than the pool level. I think they call it gravity...

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    Re: Fence guys broke a water line. Need help!

    Shove some bread in that pipe, then dry and glue.
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