So today I had an equipment repair guy from a reputable company do some repair work on my equipment... a pump motor needed to be fixed and I needed a new multiport valve. He also replaced a couple small pipes around the main pump (one of them into the ground).
A few hours after he completed the work and left, I had the new pump running when I discovered a lot of water seeping up through the lawn in the area around the concrete over where the skimmer is. This has never happened before.
I am in touch with the company to get them back out here and help with this problem and I would like to be armed with some knowledge in case they deny any wrongdoing!
Before and during his repairs, the repair guy had his arm all the way down the skimmer, doing something to that pipe, and he also screwed (and unscrewed?) things from the pool's two inlets. I don't know why, does anyone have a guess what he was doing? My pool's equipment lies at a lower elevation from the pool itself, and I can only guess that he needed to do something to these pipes to cut the water off from flooding him while he worked...? I haven't got a clue, but seeing his arm down the skimmer and now this big leak is a red flag to me. Could something have been knocked out of place underground...?
I'd appreciate any thoughts, advice, and speculation on how this could have happened.... I am hoping that this is something simple and easily put back to normal but I also need to have some knowledge in my corner if they should claim it's a big coincidence...