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    Leak detection/repair in northern Chicago suburbs?

    We're looking to attack our leaky fiberglass walled IG this spring or summer. Have sort of eliminated the obvious already (pump/filter/heater, did some food color testing) without finding out much, so I guess it's time to find a pro. At least we've got plenty of nice rain water in the pool! - see news stories about floods in Gurnee, schools closed because of flooding, etc. Based on some fooling around last year, I think the water level comes to an equilibrium around the bottom of the skimmers so we'll see about that this week.

    We're near Gurnee (far northern suburbs of Chicago). Any recommendations or warnings on who we might try?

    Thanks for any info.
    25000 gal inground curved L shape - concrete, fiberglass walls - with Jacuzzi Sherlock 160 cartridge filter, Laars Lite LLG gas heater & Klean-a-tron robot
    near the pool: Cookshack Smokette, Akorn Kamado grill, putting green
    in the shed: Deere greens mower, Simplicity FC-16 front cut mower

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    Re: Leak detection/repair in northern Chicago suburbs?

    I was wondering how long it would be before I found another BBBer from Gurnee! Can't help with recommendations cause I've been fortunate to not need anyone, but please post back with what you end up doing.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    Re: Leak detection/repair in northern Chicago suburbs?

    Smykowski, will let you know what we find out. Are you planning to open your pool soon? We moved here last July, so don't really know how early pool opening season usually is - everybody tells us it doesn't usually snow in April here.
    25000 gal inground curved L shape - concrete, fiberglass walls - with Jacuzzi Sherlock 160 cartridge filter, Laars Lite LLG gas heater & Klean-a-tron robot
    near the pool: Cookshack Smokette, Akorn Kamado grill, putting green
    in the shed: Deere greens mower, Simplicity FC-16 front cut mower

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    Re: Leak detection/repair in northern Chicago suburbs?

    Welcome to the neighborhood! I'll porbably open next week or the week after. I have a heater, but don't want to spend the money on the gas, so it probably won't be swimmable until the first week or two of June.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
    The most important article on this site - The ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

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