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    Slight cracks around pool skimmer.

    Are they safe to seal with putty? I'm looking at possibly using JB Water Weld. I am losing about an inch of water a day. Only other leak I can see is my pool pump. The PVC connection that screws into the top of my pump has a drip of about 1 drip per 30sec. The basket was just emptied before I took pic. Hence why its not there.
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    Re: Slight cracks around pool skimmer.

    A+B epoxy, J-B Water Weld , etc should work nicely.

    Did you do the dye test to determine that those cracks were actually leaking?
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    Re: Slight cracks around pool skimmer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    A+B epoxy, J-B Water Weld , etc should work nicely.

    Did you do the dye test to determine that those cracks were actually leaking?
    Sounds great. I haven't done the dye test. I guess I need to reread pool school. I'm going to do that and try searching the forums.
    18x36 IG Vinyl 23,000 gal, AO Smith 48Y 1hp pump, Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter 250L, T104R, K2006, Polaris 280

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    Re: Slight cracks around pool skimmer.

    Just take some food coloring or pH reagent and squeeze out a few drops near the suspected leak(s) and if it's leaking it'll suck the dye into the hole or crack. I'd do that just to be sure it's actually the place it's leaking before I tried to patch it.
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    Re: Slight cracks around pool skimmer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Just take some food coloring or pH reagent and squeeze out a few drops near the suspected leak(s) and if it's leaking it'll suck the dye into the hole or crack. I'd do that just to be sure it's actually the place it's leaking before I tried to patch it.
    Thanks! I'm going to pick some up this afternoon. Also, gonna do bucket test to see exactly how much I'm losing.
    18x36 IG Vinyl 23,000 gal, AO Smith 48Y 1hp pump, Jacuzzi Laser Sand Filter 250L, T104R, K2006, Polaris 280

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