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Thread: Suction Side Leak Fix

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    Suction Side Leak Fix


    My pool has a suction side leak jsut below the skimmer, very expensive to fix. I also have a return side skimmer called pool skim that work great for leaves, etc.

    My question is:

    1. Is there any reason I couldn't run a pvc pipe from a couple feet down in the pool to the surface and along the ground to the pump as a temporary fix and simply plug up the suction side skimmer. The return side skimmer would still catch all the debris.

    Thanks for any help.

    AG Pool
    12,000 gallons
    Sand dollar filter, 1.5 pentair pump

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    Re: Suction Side Leak Fix

    Sure. Remember your skimmer basket has been eliminated to so any large objects the pipe sucks in will go straight to the pump strainer basket.
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    Re: Suction Side Leak Fix

    Thanks for the reply, Dave, perhaps I could put some sort of strainer on it. It would be down 3-4 feet so most of the surface debris would have been already be caught by the return skimmer.


    AG Pool
    12,000 gallons
    Sand dollar filter, 1.5 pentair pump

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