We are in the process of selling our home at we have a IG 40x20 vinyl liner pool. Liner, Pump and Filter are all about 4 years old.
As a preface, we had a leak in our pump, water was all over the pump house floor and coming out the sides of the pool house. We had that fixed (it was a compression gasket), so no more water in the pool house. Over the next couple days, I noticed there was still some runoff occuring outside the pool house. Closer inspection and there was a ever so slight trickle of water coming out of a crack in the deck.
I turned off the water that runs up to the pool house (for the bathroom and water spigots) and sure enough that trickle of water stopeed.....phew....i will still probably have to do some concrete removal to fix but not that bad.
So I get the buyers reply to inspection/addendum to agreement of sale and it says the following:
"The inspection of the in-ground swimming pool revealed that pressure testing of the plumbing lines showed a failure of return line 1, Vacuum Line 1 and also skimmer line 1....."
Now, my realtor did ask if I was having to add water to the pool as the slow leak in the foundation was noticed. I indicated that I have not had to add water to the pool all summer (although we have had decent rainfall) and that I have since determined that the leak in the foundation is pool house plumbing and not pool line plumbing.
Sooooo.......what do I do now? I am gonna try the bucket test tomorrow. Does the pool inspector have some sort of record of how much pressure was lost over what period of time? What does failure mean? If all 3 lines failed is it most likely where all 3 lines tie in (meaning above the concrete?)
Any thoughts would be very helpful. I will do the bucket test 1st to determine how big an issue I may have and the probably call American Leak Detection.....