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    About ready to give up!...............UPDATE!

    Just had a new liner installed last Thursday. Haven't been able to use the pool much because of heavy rains and thunderstorms. So, got a break in the weather today and I'm just going to float around, when I notice the ground is really wet in one area. At first I thought it was because all of the rain, but upon further inspection, I can see water coming out from under the liner! I have to wait until tomorrow to call the place I bought the liner from, I know it has a year warranty on it from the dealer, but if I have to drain and refill again I think I am going to scream! Thanks for letting me vent!
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Well, at least you still have the warranty. Are they going to come out on Saturday to fix it?

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    Re: About ready to give up!

    I don't know. I have to call them tomorrow. I dug out the mulch from around the pool and I can see exactly where it's coming from, all the sand is washing out with it. I can Not find the hole from the inside though, it is driving me crazy.
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Do you have a pool light? You might be able to tell where the tear is after dark with the pool light on.

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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Yes, I do. Great Idea, thanks! I just got the water perfectly balanced and put in about $100 worth of borates. The water is beautiful and shiny and it's all going to be wasted =(.
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    I feel for you!! Hopefully the store will make it right.

    Good luck!
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Can they drain/pump it into an intex while they fix yours and then pump it back into yours? I think a lot of places pump from a temporary pool when they do the initial install, so maybe this would work to save your nicely balanced water. Good luck.
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Hello!

    I just read somewhere that when a leak is suspected release a bit of food coloring in the suspicious area and the food coloring will gravitate to the hole. I sure hope this helps. I've had MULTIPLE problems reinstalling my pool and I am in the same place feelings wise! Hang in there!
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Dye or food coloring is VERY difficult unless you suspect an area (like a return) and can get the dye VERY close before you release it. If you have no idea where the leak is, the dye will not be worth the trouble.
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Well that does make sense and is good to know!
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Netwit2008
    Well that does make sense and is good to know!
    Love the avatar, btw.
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Love the avatar, btw.
    Thanks Vette! I took that picture on a pier in Clearwater, Florida. It's one of my favorites too
    Sharkline Reprieve 15' x 48" round AGP- 4,440 gallons (2012)
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    Re: About ready to give up!

    Well, the lady at the pool store where I bought my liner said the owner/installer won't be back until Monday, so far I'm down about a foot or so. She said I could fill it back up and swim for the weekend if I wanted, but I'll just wait it out. It would be my luck to buy a brand new liner that has a hole it it. Just like when I go the the store to buy something that sprays (hairspray, furniture polish, etc.), 200 bottles on the shelf and I ALWAYS buy the one that doen't spray...LOL
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    Re: About ready to give up!...............UPDATE!

    Finally found the hole. It's about the size of an eraser head right in the seam. Since it is in the seam it is covered. I just talked to the dealer and they are ordering me a new liner and will have to eat the cost of the install. Wow, today I sure feel a lot better about things. Thanks all for your advice and support!!
    24 x 52 Round AG Outback Empire Pool 13,500 gal.
    1 HP Hayward Power-Flo pump w/Hayward 18" 150lb. sand filter
    TF-100 test kit & SpeedStir
    Wanda the Whale Vacuum

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    Re: About ready to give up!...............UPDATE!

    Great to hear they are going to install the replacement.

    Now you get to start your water all over...
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