I purchased a home with a pool over the winter and had a pre-purchase pool inspection done when the pool was closed in the fall and the pool company said all was good. The same company just opened the pool and there is a air leak in one of the suction lines, big enough to prevent the pump from building pressure. The leaking line draws from the pool wall, not the skimmer. The opening tech plugged the port and shut off the line at the pump. He tells me the pool will be fine using just the skimmer suction.
I'm wondering if this leak could have been caused by freeze damage caused by improper winterization and if I should ask the pool company to fix it. It seems to me a leaking suction line should have been identified during the pre-close inspection if it was a preexisting problem.
What should I do?