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    Trying to locate a leak??

    Hi all,,,,,got all the dead algae and dirt out of the pool,,,,,it looks and feels wonderful. . Thanks for all the great advice.

    Ok,,here is the new issue;,,losing water in the pool. I have looked and looked and can not find a spot to do the food coloring test. Is ther another way to "find" where it is leaking? All is dry on the filter and pump area. I did the bucket test and the pool lost more than the bucket. So, I am guessing that it is not from evaporation.

    I have a 24 ABG, sand filter, 1.5 hp waterway pump
    Use BBB method,,,and love it.

    Any and all advice greatly appreciated,,,Heidi
    30' x 52" round above ground
    Cartridge filter
    2 stage pump 2 HP
    inline chlorine feeder (slowpoke jumbo tabs)
    HTH 6 way test kit
    Aquacheck Select test strip

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    Re: Trying to locate a leak??

    Look at the waste line while the pump is running. If it's leaking out some, there's your leak! If it is it's most likely the spider gasket.
    If it's not that post back and we can tell oyu how to narrow it down farther.
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    Re: Trying to locate a leak??

    Looked at the waste line and it is dry.
    30' x 52" round above ground
    Cartridge filter
    2 stage pump 2 HP
    inline chlorine feeder (slowpoke jumbo tabs)
    HTH 6 way test kit
    Aquacheck Select test strip

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    Re: Trying to locate a leak??

    Does it leak more or less with the pump running than with it off? You'll probably have to run a couple of test to determine that.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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    Re: Trying to locate a leak??

    I don't know,,,we run the filter 24/7.
    30' x 52" round above ground
    Cartridge filter
    2 stage pump 2 HP
    inline chlorine feeder (slowpoke jumbo tabs)
    HTH 6 way test kit
    Aquacheck Select test strip

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