We ran our pump last night due to cold weather. We noticed yesterday that the water level had seemed to go down faster than normal. We filled the pool yesterday. This morning we had lost 6" of water.
We can hear a leak under the concrete at one of the seams. When I turn off the main drain valve, the leak changes from a gushing noise to a trickle, then stops. We also have a slide line that does not have it's own turn-off valve (terrible mistake), so in the winter we just attach a hose to it and let it run water freely into the pool. That keeps that line from freezing. When I plugged that slide line, the water leak gushed louder than when it is freely flowing.
We are expecting a freeze tonight (22 degrees). Tomorrow night is supposed to be 19 degrees.
Based on the above, any suggestions for getting through the night and for cutting up the concrete to repair the line? I'm afraid to turn-off the main drain line, to reduce the amount of the water leak, for fear that line will freeze in anothor spot that will be even harder to get to. If I leave it on, the water gush is huge.
Should I do a quick winterizing job? I don't have any plugs for the lines. I have 2 skimmers and 2 main drains. I also have deck jets, they are already winterized with RV antifreeze and the lines are closed.
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!