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    closing leak

    closed and covered our 15 AGP and drained to about 6" below return, that was about a month ago. Having checked it the other day, I find that I have only about 1-3" of water left. I live in Ohio and winters can be pretty harsh. What are the chances of the walls holding up over the winter with that little of water in it? Not sure what to do cause I cant add water to it all winter.
    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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    Re: closing leak

    With 1 to 3" of water left that leak is going to be real close to, if not in, the bottom. I don't have any advice for you. I know you don't want to repair it and fill it back up just to leave it covered. Maybe someone else can give you advice about what to do.
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    Re: closing leak

    With 1 to 3 inches of water left, get in and find the hole. Repair it and fill the pool.

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    Re: closing leak

    if you can't find any holes to patch i'd lay your winter cover in the bottom of the pool and add water to that to try to get some water in the pool to act as some kind of support
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    Re: closing leak

    I wonder what he ended up doing? I hate to think he just let it go.
    Hotrod30

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    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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    Re: closing leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrod30
    I wonder what he ended up doing? I hate to think he just let it go.

    Actually we did just leave it...its covered and with all the rain and snow...and melting off and on all winter the pool has held up just fine.
    planning on buying a new liner in a few days and then search for someone to install it.
    Overwhelmed
    Pool size: 15' X 48" AG vinyl liner, 5300 gallons, Hayward S166T filter and 1hp pump

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