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    Water level after remodel

    After a replumb and replaster we notice the water level drops about 2" every 4 days even with the cover on and autofill running constantly (it just dribbles of course). It's been about 5 weeks since filling it up.

    Is this much water absorbtion by the new plaster typical this long after a remodel or is it something to be concerned about?
    24k gal 16x38, spa 7x6, Colorscape Caribbean Blue plaster, Pentair Intelliflow, Hayward jacuzzi air pump, Pentair 520 filter, Raypak 336k cu-ni heater, Aquabot Turbo T... pool remodel finished 8/2012.

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    Re: Water level after remodel

    Quote Originally Posted by Blowout
    After a replumb and replaster we notice the water level drops about 2" every 4 days even with the cover on and autofill running constantly (it just dribbles of course). It's been about 5 weeks since filling it up.

    Is this much water absorbtion by the new plaster typical this long after a remodel or is it something to be concerned about?
    This is not water absorption. Your pool is leaking. It is something to be concerned about, Call your contractor.
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    Re: Water level after remodel

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    Re: Water level after remodel

    Thanks...
    PB is coming out on Thursday... I filled the pool to a reference point and I'll measure how much water is lost over time with the cover on.
    24k gal 16x38, spa 7x6, Colorscape Caribbean Blue plaster, Pentair Intelliflow, Hayward jacuzzi air pump, Pentair 520 filter, Raypak 336k cu-ni heater, Aquabot Turbo T... pool remodel finished 8/2012.

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    Re: Water level after remodel

    PB finally came out today. He used dye and it looks like the leak is around the light recess in the deep end.

    He said he would use a sealer around the recess ring. My question is how permenant is this kind of fix? Should I tell him to drain the pool to the light and correct the problem the right way or is using a sealer perminent? What type sealer should they be using?

    thanks for the help!
    24k gal 16x38, spa 7x6, Colorscape Caribbean Blue plaster, Pentair Intelliflow, Hayward jacuzzi air pump, Pentair 520 filter, Raypak 336k cu-ni heater, Aquabot Turbo T... pool remodel finished 8/2012.

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    Re: Water level after remodel

    The PB used Anderson AB epoxy puddy to fill the gap in the plaster ring after digging out any residue. Filling the pool and marking it today and we'll see if it stops the leak.
    24k gal 16x38, spa 7x6, Colorscape Caribbean Blue plaster, Pentair Intelliflow, Hayward jacuzzi air pump, Pentair 520 filter, Raypak 336k cu-ni heater, Aquabot Turbo T... pool remodel finished 8/2012.

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