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    leaking pool

    In the process of closing my pool i started losing water. After fighting it I quit adding water. In the next two weeks I have lost almost all of my water except the last three feet in the deep end. If it was the underground piping I thought it would stop leaking when it got below the jets and skimmers but no luck. Then I thought if it was the deep end drain on the bottom it would drain all the way out but it has stalled. Any ideas?
    1) The size of your pool in gallons - 18k? (The pool is kind of a figure 8, approx 40' x 20' at the widest parts, 10' wide at the center. 6' deep in the middle & 3' deep at the two ends.)
    2) The type filter you have (sand, DE, cartridge) - 4 Cartridges
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground) or IG (in ground) - Above Ground
    4) If you know, tell us the size pump and the size (flow rate) of your filter - 2HP & not sure
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    Re: leaking pool

    What king of pool? A liner pool may be a holed liner. A gunite or F/G is more likely to be a broken main drain line, possible at a coupling.

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    Re: leaking pool

    If there is a break in the main drain piping, the water will leak until it reaches the level of the break, at which point it is equalized. That may be where you are now.
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    Re: leaking pool

    Just curious, if the OP had a break in the main drain line, how would you repair it?
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    Re: leaking pool

    Depends on the pool an type.

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    Re: leaking pool

    Say it was a vinyl pool with a Vermiculite floor?
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    Re: leaking pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu07
    Say it was a vinyl pool with a Vermiculite floor?
    Don't worry. Cross that proverbial bridge when and if you ever get there.
    Thats why I prefer a side wall suction main instead of a floor drain
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