Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Leaking pool

  1. Back To Top    #1
    swimmingfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nokomis, Florida
    Posts
    46

    Leaking pool

    Hello everyone! We have a leak in our pool. I'd say it's serious, although I really have no idea. Our pool leaks down about 2 feet below what is considered full at a moderate/fast rate. It pretty much remains at that level, leaking then becomes EXTREMELY slow.

    Yes, we have bubbles when we first turn the pump on.

    My husband did some digging in our yard and basically said all the pipes appear to be under our concrete pool deck. It's beyond what we can do ourselves and will call an expert. I realize different parts of the country have different rates, depending on the contractor, ect... But I was wondering if anyone could give me SOME kind of ball park figure on what I may expect to pay in SW Florida for leak repairs. On the assumption it is a plumbing leak.

    Any guidance regarding choosing someone, what to expect, what we shouldn't expect, ect.... would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

    THANKS in advance.
    using the BBB with liquid Chlorine 10.5% for 5 yrs.
    inground 28 X 14 ft. 14,700 gallon pool. Masterpool 8 port floor popup system
    Replastered w/Krystal Krete 09/23/2015
    Pentair 100 sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter - 1 hp Super Flo pump - IC20 Saltwater system.
    TF-100 test kit and the Taylor K1000

  2. Back To Top    #2
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: Leaking pool

    I can't help you on leak repair costs, but it seem to me you might already have a good clue. Since the pool stoped leaking at 2 ft, your leak must be at that level. Is there a light or something in your pool at that level? Is your equipment pad below your pool level?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    swimmingfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nokomis, Florida
    Posts
    46

    Re: Leaking pool

    Thank you Mod Squad for your input. There's nothing at that level. The light is below the leak. Our equipment is on a slab at ground level.
    using the BBB with liquid Chlorine 10.5% for 5 yrs.
    inground 28 X 14 ft. 14,700 gallon pool. Masterpool 8 port floor popup system
    Replastered w/Krystal Krete 09/23/2015
    Pentair 100 sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter - 1 hp Super Flo pump - IC20 Saltwater system.
    TF-100 test kit and the Taylor K1000

  4. Back To Top    #4
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Leaking pool

    That suggests the leak is in the plumbing at that depth. That is a difficult situation. Pin pointing the leak is tricky and repairing it will usually require tearing out and then replacing some of the deck.

    Does any of the ground around the deck seem damper than other places?
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  5. Back To Top    #5
    swimmingfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nokomis, Florida
    Posts
    46

    Re: Leaking pool

    Hi Jason. No the ground is dry, no unusual growth anywhere from getting extra waterings. Thanks for the information.
    using the BBB with liquid Chlorine 10.5% for 5 yrs.
    inground 28 X 14 ft. 14,700 gallon pool. Masterpool 8 port floor popup system
    Replastered w/Krystal Krete 09/23/2015
    Pentair 100 sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter - 1 hp Super Flo pump - IC20 Saltwater system.
    TF-100 test kit and the Taylor K1000

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Leaking pool

    Does it leak slower when the pump is running? Or does it not seem to matter if the pump is on or not?

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  7. Back To Top    #7
    swimmingfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Nokomis, Florida
    Posts
    46

    Re: Leaking pool

    Hi Jason, it leaks faster with the pump running. Thanks for weighing in.
    using the BBB with liquid Chlorine 10.5% for 5 yrs.
    inground 28 X 14 ft. 14,700 gallon pool. Masterpool 8 port floor popup system
    Replastered w/Krystal Krete 09/23/2015
    Pentair 100 sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter - 1 hp Super Flo pump - IC20 Saltwater system.
    TF-100 test kit and the Taylor K1000

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Leaking pool

    That seems to narrow it down to something on the pressure side. So the return pipes and not the suction pipes.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •