Just purchased house with IG Pool .. Just found out that the main DRAIN at bottom of the pool doesn't work - told that it has a crack or leak in it somewhere between the pool and the pump house (it's NOT anywhere noted above ground - obviously underground). It's been like this for a "long time", but the water really looks and tests great ... The only "drain" that works to move water to the Filter is the Skimmer element - as long as the water level is properly maintained of course.
So my question really is whether something like a busted drain pipe underground can actually be FIXED without draining and digging up the pool? Are there companies that specialize in this? Or is this just something we'll continue to live with until the day we need to replace the pool's fiber glass? (it's NOT plaster). We're OK with that, but if this is a repair that we could have done for < $2,000 we might be intersted in getting it working properly again.
Thanks in advance