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    We are halfway through our second pool build (or at least what I call halfway.) The pool deck is supposed to be poured today. I noticed when I got home yesterday that there was water coming out of our skimmer - see pics attached. Also, I noticed that the dirt looked wet where the concrete will be poured.

    I texted our pool guy and am waiting to hear from him.

    He asked for a picture of the area and what the pressure gage read.

    Anyone have any ideas? It seems to my untrained eye that there is a leak somewhere? Perhaps the pipes going to the waterfall?pressure 1.jpgpressure 2.jpg14658321_10209296045790957_1437919203_n.jpg
    Judith and Brian D
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    Polaris PB460 3/4 booster; Polaris 280 Cleaner; In Line Chlorinator Tri-Chlor (don't use it) Ozonator
    Fill Date 11/11/2013

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    Re: Pool Build - Pressure in Lines, BUT.... (Pics attached)

    OK Update - Skimmer valve was leaking, they replaced it, put the PSI pressure to 25. That doesn't really answer my question on why the ground next to the skimmer was wet. I guess I'll look at the pressure valve this afternoon and see what it is....
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    Polaris PB460 3/4 booster; Polaris 280 Cleaner; In Line Chlorinator Tri-Chlor (don't use it) Ozonator
    Fill Date 11/11/2013

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    Re: Pool Build - Pressure in Lines, BUT.... (Pics attached)

    This is probably a dumb question but why do they put pressure in the lines when it's not a new pool? Obviously it's to check for leaks but your sig says your pool is a few years old.

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    Re: Pool Build - Pressure in Lines, BUT.... (Pics attached)

    We've moved and this is our second pool build. We've building the same exact pool as we had before. The equipment will be updated once I have all the info.
    Judith and Brian D
    16,000 gal; IG Quartscape; Cartridge Jandy CV460 (150 gpm Max); Jandy Pro 2.0 Variable
    Polaris PB460 3/4 booster; Polaris 280 Cleaner; In Line Chlorinator Tri-Chlor (don't use it) Ozonator
    Fill Date 11/11/2013

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    Re: Pool Build - Pressure in Lines, BUT.... (Pics attached)

    I can't see how they blocked off the lines to the skimmer... usually its upside-down U that you cut down the middle of the U and unscrew each leg... They put some water in the line when they pressurize so you can find the leaks... I would say that's a leak.. I had to have mine completely replaced (prior to gunite) due to a leak in the fittings. Typically I think they put 20 lbs of pressure in... so it has dropped...
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