I am new to this forum, I found it while searching some information regarding a leak.
And it seems that there are pretty knowledgeable people around here, so here's my story:
I recently noticed that my in-ground pool was leaking, the water level is going down about 1 inch a day.
So I did some tests, and had a professional come to localize the leak.
It appears that when pressurizing the suction line (from the pump to the skimmer), the pressure holds once the plug is pushed a few inches after the skimmer.
When the plug is in the copper pipe in the skimmer, air leaks.
There's a short copper pipe in the skimmer, and after that it's PVC all the way to the pump/filter.
The conclusion is that the leak is at the junction between the copper and PVC pipes. The skimmer is in cement, and there are traces of acid corrosion, so past owners have used chlorine tablets in the skimmer, and that has eaten up that junction (said the professional).
So my question is: how to fix this?
all this piping is underground, but the leak is just a few inches under the skimmer, so it should be fairly accessible from the pipe opening. The solution offered by the professional is to dig out the concrete and install a new plastic skimmer, but it seems to be an overkill.
Any advice, experience, suggestion, ideas?