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    autofill leaking

    Was out to the pool this afternoon and noticed that the water level was higher than it should by at least an inch, opened up the deck cover for the autofill and heard a hiss...noticed a tiny stream of water going out of it...so culprit found, but I'm confused since the autofill is supposed to be controlled by a valve/timer and the timer is indeed showing off (It's only supposed to run from 5:45am-7am).

    Trying to decide how I want to handle it....there should be something to shutoff water temporarily to the pipe connecting to the water fill but I'm not sure which one, the pool builder put in some additional sprinklers and rerouted backyard irrigation when the autofill was put in....we also have a faucet by the pool equipment. I can probably find something to turn off the water, but I'm worried it will be hitting everything in stead of just the autofill.

    Quite frustrated because I put the timer in just to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the first place...
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    Re: autofill leaking

    Note that the water level thing isn't broken, or doesn't seem so...but in stead it is tilting slightly to the right and off center from the center valve...if I hand push it back to center, water stops. But I dont see anyway to adjust that.
    24K gallon inground gunite/pebble sheen pool, 34'x16' 4-7.5ft deep, 750sq ft solar, pentair ultratemp, intelliflow vs+, ic60, intellichem w/ acid pump, quad de 100, intellibright 5g, intellitouch i5-3s with Screenlogic2, 3" primary piping - 2.5" at equip pad, auto switched deep heating and main returns, automatic safety cover w/ electronic lock and embedded recessed undertrack, sealed stamped concrete deck, dolphin deluxe 5, started up December 2011.

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    Re: autofill leaking

    Got in touch with the pool builder, apparently there are two blue valves dedicated to the autofill that I can just turn off -- done. Not sure why the timer didn't limit the damage.
    24K gallon inground gunite/pebble sheen pool, 34'x16' 4-7.5ft deep, 750sq ft solar, pentair ultratemp, intelliflow vs+, ic60, intellichem w/ acid pump, quad de 100, intellibright 5g, intellitouch i5-3s with Screenlogic2, 3" primary piping - 2.5" at equip pad, auto switched deep heating and main returns, automatic safety cover w/ electronic lock and embedded recessed undertrack, sealed stamped concrete deck, dolphin deluxe 5, started up December 2011.

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    Re: autofill leaking

    Is the timer hooked up to the correct valve?
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    Re: autofill leaking

    It's connected to the right one -- the timer has been turning it on for up to 1hr daily and I can always hear it turn on/off.
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    Re: autofill leaking

    So it would seem you have a compound problem - the sprinkler valve is linking and the autofill itself. The sprinkler valve probably just has some dirt in it. They're pretty easy to open depending on the type you have.
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