Hi, I'm yet another newbie registering on this site because of a specific problem. I'd like to say in advance I appreciate greatly the help you will give me. The internet is pretty cool that way.
I've got a leaking pool light niche. I know it is what is leaking because I've had my lines pressure tested and the pool leak company said it was what is leaking. I can also tell from where the water in my alley is showing up. Its leaking at about 6-10 inches per week and the higher I refill the water line, the quicker the rate. Therefore, I have pretty much turned off suction to the skimmer and just use the main drain. It is too hard to keep up otherwise, especially because we aren't using the pool for the winter.
The pool leak company "epoxied" the leak three times before they started ignoring my calls on their "leak fix guarantee." I had another company come out and explained the history. They dye tested the light and confirmed it was leaking. They tried also to epoxy it. After that failure, we drained the pool and they did a better "epoxy" job. They told me that should do it and I shouldn't have any problems.
Here's the thing... I haven't used the pool light since we moved into the house years ago. It works and I can turn it on, but we just don't have a need.
Frankly, I'm willing to do anything at this point to fix the dang problem. Besides the cost of the water, trying to keep a pool balanced when you are continually adding water is terrible.
Can the light niche be filled in and plastered and if so, would that be a guaranteed way to solve my problem? Is this DIY, or should I leave it to the experts? (I'm a handy guy and do all the above ground work.)
Once again, thanks for the help.