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    another leak story.......

    17,000 gal vinyl IG pool.

    losing about 1/2" + - per 24 hr period

    keep it covered practically all summer

    no visable leaks on equipment pad
    plugged suction side one night and return side another and still have leak.
    went around to every flange with red dye, no signs of leak
    did the bucket test overnight no real evaporation

    pool held a basic water level all winter ( i say "basic" because we did have rain etc)

    so my next step is to let it go till it stops and check the liner at that level? anything else?
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
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    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: another leak story.......

    ½" in 24 hours isn't a real big leak but it's enough that you should be able to find it.

    Do you have a main drain? If so seal it off and see if it continues to leak.

    Letting the level go down is alright as long as it doesn't get too low.
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    Re: another leak story.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    ½" in 24 hours isn't a real big leak but it's enough that you should be able to find it.

    Do you have a main drain? If so seal it off and see if it continues to leak.

    Letting the level go down is alright as long as it doesn't get too low.
    your right its not huge, been living with it.

    to seal main drain? take cover off and plug? ( dont remember what it looks like inside lol)

    thanks
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
    swg
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: another leak story.......

    I'd take a solid rubber, foam or plastic sheet or mat of some kind and weigh it down around the drain. If you can get a pretty god seal you should be able to rule out it as a possible suspect. Sand in some zip-lock bags make good formable weights.
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