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    New pool problem from the start!

    This morning the electrician comes out to temporarily power up the pump to get the water moving. I start to walk around and check the returns to see how the flow was moving. I start to think that this pool has five returns and and I can only find four??? The electrician says he doesn't know. So I begin to feel around and sure enough, there is a return that wasn't cut out through the liner! The pump ran for 10-15 minutes putting water between the liner and steel wall/concrete. The PB says he will be out today. What should be done to get this fixed? Is this amount of water enough to be worried about?
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    Re: New pool problem from the start!

    You should be fine with the pump off until the PB can come out and decide what to do. He should be able to take care of everything fairly easily.
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    Re: New pool problem from the start!

    Thanks Jason. Should the water be removed that was pumped behind the liner or will it go away on its own?
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    Re: New pool problem from the start!

    Either way. He won't be able to cut the hole for the return correctly until most of the water is out, so he will probably drain it. If it wasn't for needing to cut the hole it could be left there and the water would go away eventually.
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    Re: New pool problem from the start!

    They cut a hole for the return yesterday afternoon. The PB came out and stated that the water would work itself out between the steel wall and concrete bottom? Hopefully it will be okay!
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