Sorry to bore the forum with another leak question but hey.....I'm obsessive and it's got to be right or I won't sleep! hahaha
I have a 16x32 inground pool which I'm guessing was build in the grand old 80's. It is piped with that all too leaky black poly. Yes....I will eventually tear it up and repipe the whole thing but it going to be summer soon!.....and my wife and 5 year old don't want to hang out in a construction zone. (Plus it's fathers day soon and I want to take a break from pool obsessive behavior for one weekend).
I had a massive leak which I just got lucky and found. An elbow barb fitting worked its way out of the black poly return line. NOTE: The golden rule that when the pump is off and you're still losing water is likely a suction side leak....is not always true. If the leak is bad enough on your return side, the water will drop like a rock even with the pump off! I fixed the leak by loosening the clamps and further inserting the barb fitting into the pipe and re-tightening. However, I still have a pinhole leak on the other side of the elbow that I can't seem to get ride of. Before I cover with the 1.5 feet of gravel (which is a real treat to dig in) and try to forget about the whole ordeal, is there a glue or method to stop the very small leak at the fitting? I had considered experimenting with FIX-A-LEAK stuff to see if it would stop the small leak at the fitting......but would prefer to do it right. NOTE: I don't have a lot of pipe to work with as the elbow is connected to a very small section of black poly going to the return jet. THANKS in advance!