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Thread: How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

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    How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

    I've had water running out from under my pool for a few days now. So yesterday I filled the water up around 6pm to the maximum water line(where the blue/white squares meet the gray color). Then 24 hours later around 6pm, looked at water level and had lost about an inch, not to mention all the water in my yard. So that night I went out to look at the steady stream coming from under the pool, and since there were some fine sand particles on the bottom next to where the leak was at, I had the idea to get the pool brush and slowly sweep the sand in the area where the water was leaking from and , found my leak!!!!!!!!! Thank God, it had been driving me crazy. So for those of you that are considering the die test, maybe you could purposely put some clean sand(no fine rocks) in the area where you suspect the leak and have better luck than using dye. I would do this with a flashlight at night time as I did so that you don't have glare from the sun. Maybe have someone hold a flashlight for you so you'll have two free hands. I think when I was doing a shock on the pool and laid my ladder down in the pool, along with hoses,etc., my pool equipment must have punctured the liner. Could be my vacuum head...will be checking it today to make sure there aren't any sharp edges on it! So I hope this might help those who have unsuccessfully tried the dye test!
    • Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the patch to the bottom without sticking my whole body in 65 degree water????BRRRRRR!!!!!!
    • Will a patch hold if it's only put on the inside of the pool??? I'll patch the other side next spring since I just filled it a couple weeks ago.
    Hope everyone's as lucky as I was!!!!!!!
    Intex 24' Round Vinyl AGP(13,500 Gallons), Intex Model 633T Filter Pump with Type B cartridge filter. Taylor K2006 test kit.

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    Re: How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

    Sorry but it is time to get wet! That is the only way I can think of to get it down there and smoothed out. BURRRR for sure!
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

    Get in, hyperventilate a lil, get used to it, walk around with your mouth gaped open from the cold water... and go under.

    Or... pay a kid! I used to pay my son to get in the pool and remove the steps because that water was COLD!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

    Both of my girls have been begging to get in and I finally let them. Water was a balmy 68 and they toughed it out for about 30 minutes before getting back out. But I second the get the kids to do it.
    24x54 ABG 15,200 gal, 22in Ecco Sand Filter, 1.5HP Ecco pump

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    Re: How I found the leak in my 24 ft. Intex !

    Patching the inside of the pool is the ONLY way to stop the leak. A patch on the outside is of little use.
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