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    Running pool with one skimmer off

    I have two skimmers and a main drain. Have leak in one return line. Any problems running with one skimmer and main drain off for now? Would it be better to run with skimmer and main drain? Will it even matter since leak is in return line and leaks when filter not running?

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    Re: Running pool with one skimmer off

    Running with the suction side devices won't help if the leak is in the return line. If you can plug the leaking return line, that will help.
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    Re: Running pool with one skimmer off

    But also note that many pools have all the returns connected via a loop of pipe around the pool ... so it may not be possible to isolate the leak by plugging one return

    Actually, I am wondering if you are using the "return line" terminology correctly.
    Is the leak between the skimmer and the pump (suction line)?
    Or after the filter on the way back to the pool (return line)?
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    Re: Running pool with one skimmer off

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    But also note that many pools have all the returns connected via a loop of pipe around the pool ... so it may not be possible to isolate the leak by plugging one return

    Actually, I am wondering if you are using the "return line" terminology correctly.
    Is the leak between the skimmer and the pump (suction line)?
    Or after the filter on the way back to the pool (return line)?
    It's the line after the filter returning to the pool. Thanks.

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    Re: Running pool with one skimmer off

    well then changing the suction side will have no affect.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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